Chennai airport starts to consume solar energy
The first phase of the rooftop solar power project has become operational in the Chennai airport. Deepak Shastri, Director, Chennai airport said the solar plant, built at cost of Rs 8.5 crore, would bring down the power tariff by half. Currently, the airport pays a tariff of Rs 20 crore to the state electricity board. The solar plant would generate 6,150 units a day and reduce carbon emission by 3,600 tonnes per annum. The return of investment from the plant is Rs 1.8 crore per annum, Shastri said.