CleanMax Solar, SECI partner to power B’lore Intl Airport

CleanMax_BIAL

CleanMax Solar has partnered with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to develop solar rooftop and generate clean electricity for its operation.

CleanMax Solar has installed 500 kWp rooftop solar plant on 2 acres of unused rooftop area across 6 buildings of the international airport. The project was carried in collaboration with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

The plant is now fully operational and is designed to generate approximately 7,50,000 kWh power annually and will reduce the airport’s carbon footprint by 700 tons annually.

The rooftop solar power plant at BIAL is one of Karnataka’s 10 largest rooftop solar projects.

“Sustainability drives our airport operations. Adopting renewable energy is part of this green strategy and we are pleased to partner with CleanMax in enabling this vision,” said Hari Marar, president Airport Operations, BIAL.

“These rooftop solar plants have added to BIAL’s energy mix and we hope to achieve 40% of our energy needs through this project by March 2017,” Marar added. “We are committed to exploring more opportunities to make KIAB a greener facility.”

The solar power plant at the international airport was installed in a very short time of 2 months, and will supply power at a significant discount to BESCOM tariffs. The plant will also reduce the air conditioning load in these buildings, by absorbing sunlight that would normally heat the buildings themselves.

Rajani Baburajan

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