Friday, October 26, 2018

Airport solar project gains momentum

The move to set up a solar power plant at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) has gained momentum as a 7-member high-profile team visited some of the India’s international airports and found their systems viable for Bangladesh as well.

According to official sources, the committee, headed by an additional secretary of the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry, visited India in mid-September to observe how solar power plants at airports operate there—and related technical and engineering issues.

The committee prepared a report on the basis of their finding from the trip, reports UNB.

The team included members of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, Power Development Board (PDB) and Power Division of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources.

India has already transformed a number of airports into solar-powered ones by setting up photovoltaic solar plants to meet their electricity demands.
Cochin International Airport in Kerala, Bengalore Kempegowda International Airport , Indira Ghandi International Airport in New Delhi and Netaji Subas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata are among the airports that have transitioned to solar power.
26/10/18 Dhaka Tribune

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