Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bengaluru airport sets up solar farms

Bengaluru: The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) inaugurated solar farms at the Kempegowda International Airport premises on Thursday.
The first project of 440kW has been installed in the car park area in front of the BIAL corporate office, and the second project of 2.5MW solar panels at the airside. Both projects - jointly - will reduce carbon emission by 3125 tonnes per annum (3075 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission per annum at the airside and 550 tonnes at the car park area). The project implemented by Bosch Limited, a leading supplier of technology and services and executed by the Bosch Energy and Building Solutions (BEBS) team in India, will generate approximately 4.4 Mio units of electricity, annually.
Hari Marar, President - Airport Operations BIAL, said, "BIAL has constantly endeavored to create an enabling environment through its various green initiatives. We have focused on sustainability and embarked on adopting renewable energy as part of our overall green vision. We aim to achieve 50% of our energy needs through renewable power in the next three years. We will continue our effort to look at newer methods to operate our business in an ecologically sustainable environment."
19/05/17 Aparajita Ray/Times of India