Indian airport becomes world's first to run entirely on solar energy
ROSE TOUP BUCHANAN for The Independent: Â An Indian airport has become the worldâ€™s first to run entirely onsolar energy .
CochinÂ International Â Airport, in the south of India, inaugurated a massive 45-acre solar plant on Tuesday.
The plant, made up of 46,000 panels, will provide between 50,000 to 60,000 units of electricity every day (totalling 12 megawatts of power alongside pre-existingÂ solar panels ), according to a release from airport authorities.
It has been a long-running project: the airport first installed panels on the roof of its terminal in 2013 and has gradually expanded the initiative. Â Cont'd...
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