Govt asks all airports to set up solar energy units
Civil aviation Ministry has asked Airports Authority of India (AAI) to make at least four airports energy neutral in the first phase ending February 2017.
Kochi airport is the only airport in the country that has installed solar panels to generate 12 MW power to source its energy needs.
Solar energy is expected to account for 18 per cent of total power generation capacity in India by 2030 from 1 per cent at present.
The power will be generated through solar panel cells spread across 45 acres.
India eyes an ambitious target of setting up 170 gigawatt of wind, solar and biomass power projects by 2022.