India eyes 146 MW of airport solar nationwide
India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation is poised to sign off on an agreement to install vast amounts of solar PV at the country’s airports over the coming years.
The plan was formulated during a meeting between the ministry and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to discuss and review the progress of the country’s energy and water conservation measures at airports nationwide. The AAI has already overseen the installation of 5.4 MW of solar PV capacity across 16 Indian airports, but the ministry is eager for the number of airport-located installations to increase. By December 2016, additional 24.1 MW of solar power plants will become operational at 11 more airports. Further 16 airports have been identified for the next phase of the project.