Delhi airport goes solar with 2.14-MW system - report
Dec 16, 2013 - The Delhi International Airport has been equipped with a 2.14-MW solar power facility, the first megawatt-scale plant at an airport site in India, the Hindu Business Line said on Saturday.
The system was constructed by German firm Enerparc, which focuses on the development of airport solar schemes.
The airport, operated by GMR Group, awaits the installation to be officially inaugurated, according to the daily. It is seen to achieve savings of INR 2 (USD 0.032/EUR 0.023) per kWh as compared to current electricity costs. The plant is likely to be expanded, according to the report.
The airports of Cochin and Bhubaneswar each have 100-kW solar plants at their sites. The Cochin International Airport (CIAL) in India's southwestern state of Kerala inaugurated its photovoltaic (PV) station in the summer, investing a total of INR 9.8 million in the project.
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