FPV Helps to Meet a Part of Electricity Demand of Fully Solar-powered Cochin Airport

Cochin International Airport located in Kerela, India is the first fully solar-powered airport in the world which is powered by a 40 MW photovoltaic power station. Cochin Airport has now taken a new step towards providing environmentally-friendly electricity production for self-consumption. According to PV-Magazine, Kerala’s Cochin International Airport has commissioned a 452 kWp floating photovoltaic (FPV) plant.

This FPV plant features high-density polyethylene (HDPE) floats that host 1,300 solar panels. The FPV plant will be connected to the Kerala State Electricity Board grid. FPV plants have several advantages over their traditional installation types, such as ground-mounted, including higher power generation, reducing water evaporation and algae growth, as well as no needed land preparation. Floating PV projects is one of the newer trends of Solar Energy and there is a neck to neck comptetion for deploying largest floating PV projects.

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