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Cochin International Airport: World’s First Completely Solar Powered Airport

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India’s Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in Kerala is the nation’s fourth largest airport . It is the first airport to be energy neutral through the installation of solar power. Though it is a major accomplishment for India as the country strives to significantly reduce carbon emissions. So this course discusses various aspects of the solar power project, including the project implementation phases, the process for choosing a location for the solar panels and project challenges. The course ends with a discussion of the use of solar power at airports around the world.


What you will learn

  • learn about Cochin International Airport Limited’s solar power project
  • identify an airport’s major energy usage categories
  • understand the CIAL project phases and the many factors to consider during project implementation, like optimal solar panel placement
  • gain a better understanding of the capacity of solar power to bring social, environmental and economic empowerment to communities


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