Friday, May 17, 2019

Land identified for solar panels at Chennai airport

Chennai: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to install solar panels near the main runway to reduce the use of power from the grid at Chennai airport.
A tender, which was issued last year, has been given to a contractor and the process is on to install the panels on an 8.58-acre land, identified in the northern corner of the main runway, close to the Pallavaram side, said an official. Panels will generate around 6.5MWp (Mega Watt peak, a unit of measuring solar power) power which will be connected to the grid.

The project is estimated to cost Rs 44crore and is part of the AAI’s ‘Go Green’ initiative, which includes installation of LED lights at the terminals and airfield.

The power generated from the panels will be used for terminals and a balance of 11KV will be supplied to the grid through a sub-station, said an official. The airport already has a roof-top solar plant at the cargo complex which generates 5MW power.

The airport has a total connected load of 17,55KW and a total consumption of around 83.23 million units.
17/09/19 Times of India

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