Pune airport aims at going green with 300kWp solar power plant

As part of their ambitious dream of running all airports in India on solar power, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) is planning to implement its first 300 kilowatts peak (kWp) solar power plant at the Lohegaon airport soon. Recently, the Pune Airport Authority, through its official Twitter handle, informed the public about the construction of a new 300 kWp solar plant on its premises. The tweet also claimed that the project will be completed by March 31.

“The Pune airport will have a solar power plant by March 31. The tender process for the work has been completed. The total cost of project is Rs.1.27 crore,” tweeted the official twitter handle of AAI Pune Airport.

Officials working with the electrical department of Pune airport said that the solar power plant will be set up at the airport hangar. Though the estimated time of completion of the project stated by the AAI is March 31, the implementation of the project could be delayed by a few months. We are also checking to see if another solar power plant is feasible at the Pune airport, added an airport official on terms of anonymity.

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