Saturday, April 27, 2019

Tiruchi airport goes green, taps solar power

Tiruchi: The Tiruchi international airport has taken the green route by harnessing solar power to meet its electricity requirements to the extent possible and bring down its huge electricity bill. The move is also aimed at conserving power and protecting the environment.

The Airports Authority of India has established a one mega watt ground-based solar power plant at the airport to harness green energy. The plant is expected to generate 15.4 lakh units per annum which is 25% of the airport's annual energy consumption.

Established at a cost of ₹4.63 crore, the solar plant was commissioned by Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), Airports Authority of India, on Friday. Airport Director K. Gunasekaran and senior AAI officials were present on the occasion.
The anticipated cost savings per year for the airport is ₹1.23 crore and the payback period expected of this plant was three years and nine months. Once the plant starts functioning, Airports Authority of India is anticipating a minimised green house gas emission, thereby contributing towards the country's goal of minimising environmental degradation, a press release said.
26/04/19 The Hindu

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