Cochin International Airport about three years ago made up their minds and took a decision at building its own solar power plant. Today the same solar cells installed by Bosch fuels all of the International Airport’s electricity needs and even contributes to the national power grid.
The grid did not come cheap at 620 million rupees — an amount that airport expects to save by not paying any electricity bills in less than six years. The airport also saves on carbon emissions for the next 25 years. But the drop in prices for solar power equipment may have been one of the biggest reasons for all of this to be successful and feasible.