A new 1.5 MW roof top solar power plant was installed at the integrated international cargo complex of the Chennai International airport and it has become operational and started generating power.
It would contribute to 20 per cent of the current power requirement of the cargo terminal.
The solar power plant was installed by Relyon Solar Private limited.
Talking to reporters here today, Relyon Solar Chairman and Managing Director Dr Gundu Sabde said considering the dangers caused by global warming and pollution , the option of using solar energy to general power was a major step towards green environment.
''Such initiative by the Airport Authority of India will help in reducing pollution and the solar plant was installed in Chennai airport as part of the Centre's initiative to solarise all airports in the country'', he added.
Dr Sabde said this is the second largest power plant on roof top of airports in India and it would produce 7,500 units of electricity per day, which works out to about 23 lakh units per year, which was equivalent to saving 4,226 trees.
He said by this plant, the CO2 emissions would be reduced by 2,400 tons per year and the plant would generate power for the next 25 years.UNI GV CS 1451
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