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Cochin International Airport, World’s 1st Fully Solar Energy-Powered Airport: UNEP
- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recognised Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kerala as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport. CIAL is India’s first airport to be constructed in public-private-partnership (PPP) model in 1999.
- It is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala.
- The airport has 15 MWp solar power plant near the cargo complex of airport comprising 46,150 solar panels laid across 45 acres.
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