India now has an airport completely powered by solar energy

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The Indian city of Cochin is now home to the first international airport that is completely powered by solar energy. Local officials in the Indian state of Kerala marked the opening of a Cochin International Airport’s massive solar plant Tuesday.

The massive solar plant providing power to the airport is made up of more than 46,000 solar panels spread across a 45-acre stretch of land near the airport’s cargo complex. All in all, the airport will have between 50 and 60 thousand units of electricity a day, thanks to the plant — enough to make the airport “absolutely power neutral,” according to a statement.

via India now has an airport completely powered by solar energy.

via India now has an airport completely powered by solar energy.

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