India’s Chandigarh International Airport will soon be able to harness the power of the sun, following a deal to install a solar power plant at the facility.
The 25-year project, which is being undertaken in partnership with ReNew Power, will see the development of five megawatt solar power installation at the airport. Once completed, the plant will be able to generate 8.4 million units of power per year and offset more than 8,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
The airport said that the power plant will reduce its energy costs by approximately 20%.
Chandigarh International Airport is operated by the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI). Another Indian airport, Cochin International, made aviation history earlier this year by becoming the first airport in the world to be operated entirely using solar power.