Green initiative: Bangalore International Airport gets two solar projects
By Express News Service | Published: 19th May 2017 05:00 AM |
BENGALURU: Bosch Ltd, a leading supplier of technology and services, has commissioned two solar projects for the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL).
According to a press release on Thursday, the first project of 440kW has been installed in the car parking lot in front of the BIAL corporate office, and the second project of 2.5 MW at the airside of the Kempegowda International Airport.
Both projects will jointly reduce carbon emission by 3,625 tonnes per annum (3,075 tonnes of CO2 emission per annum at the airside and 550 tonnes of CO2 emission per annum at the car parking lot). The projects will generate approximately 4.4 Mio units of electricity annually.
Speaking during the commissioning of the projects, BIAL (airport operations) president Hari Marar said, “We have focused on sustainability and embarked on adopting renewable energy as part of our overall green vision. We aim to achieve 50 per cent of our energy needs through renewable power in the next three years. We will continue our efforts to look at newer methods to operate our business in an ecologically sustainable environment.”
Both projects were designed keeping in mind the uniqueness of their locations — the 440kW project at the car parking lot has been designed to optimise land usage enabling the generation of more than 6 lakh units of power annually, and double as a car park for about 160 vehicles. Due to the proximity to the runway, the 2.5MW project has been additionally designed to sustain high wind speeds, the release added.
In April, the airport was certified as carbon neutral for effectively offsetting carbon emissions through a series of focussed initiatives.