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Airport in India is the first in the world to run 100% on solar energy

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Airport in India is the first in the world to run 100% on solar energy

India’s Cochin International Airport is the first in the world to be powered entirely by solar energy, and now it has completely stopped paying for electricity, thanks to the thousands of solar panels on the site.

 [Image Source: Cochin International Airport]

The ۴۸,۰۰۰-۵۰,۰۰۰ kilowatts of power the airport uses every day come from the 45 acres of photovoltaic cells spread over its site – wasteland that had no use until February of last year when the German company Bosch started building the solar plant which makes the airport self-sufficient.

“We wanted to be independent of the electricity utility grid,” Jose Thomas, the airport’s general manager, told CNNMoney.

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