Pulse.com.gh logo

Solar Energy India to help solarize airports in Ghana

CIAL is expected to help Ghana set up 1.5 megawatts of solar power projects. Reports published suggest that CIAL will provide the technical assistance for the project.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in India is set to assist Ghana solarize 3 airports in Ghana.

This is after CIAL became the world’s first airport to be fully powered by solar energy.

CIAL is expected to help Ghana set up 1.5 megawatts of solar power projects. Reports published suggest that CIAL will provide the technical assistance for the project.

READ ALSO: Public servants earning over ¢3,700 to declare their assets - Domelevo

The 3 airports involved are Kotoka International Airport at Accra, Kumasi International Airport, and the Navrongo Domestic Airport.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between CIAL and the consultant of the airport authority in Ghana.

CIAL was in the news worldwide for becoming the world’s first airport to be fully run by solar power. The airport started with a 12-megawatt project which expanded to 15.5 megawatts. The airport will eventually increase the capacity to 40 megawatts, including a solar-powered carport.

READ ALSO: Research shows every Ghanaian ate 143 eggs in 2017

India has announced that other airports in the country also have plans to set up solar power capacities.

Kolkata, for instance, commissioned project to set up a solar power capacity of 15-20 megawatts. The project was commissioned in December 2017. Delhi’s airport already operates a ground-based solar power project. Airports in Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer were reported to have been planning rooftop solar power projects.

Late last year, the civil aviation minister announced that the total solar power capacity operational at all Indian airports has increased to 135 megawatts — 90 megawatts at government-owned airports and 45 megawatts at privately-owned airports. The government expects the capacity to grow to 200 megawatts.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Roshi Motman AirtelTigo CEO resignsbullet
2 Ghana Politics Akufo-Addo fires Lands Commission bossbullet
3 Menzgold Ghana Don't deposit money with Menzgold – BoG cautions...bullet
4 Economy Bawumia must stop misleading Ghanaians over cedi...bullet
5 MTN Ghana Selorm Adadevoh is MTN Ghana’s new CEObullet
6 Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Ken Attoh owe The Royal Bankbullet
7 Salaries In 2018 Here are the dates public workers will be...bullet
8 Menzgold Ghana Investment company closes down its Gold...bullet
9 Economy Of Ghana No profit because of cedi depreciation...bullet
10 First National Bank Ghana launches first-ever cash...bullet

Top Videos

1 Forbes 2018 Africa's billionaires rich listbullet
2 New Discovery Ghana discovers new mineral, lithium in commercial...bullet
3 Money Alert Meet Africa's richest womanbullet
4 Plane Crash Starbow suspends operations following plane crashbullet
5 Bozoma Saint John 10 quotes from Uber top official, Bozoma, that...bullet
6 Tech 6 reasons you should buy an iPhone SE instead of any of...bullet
7 Support Finance minister buys Kantanka carbullet
8 Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong Nobody can collapse my company –...bullet
9 New Phone Nokia’s MWC 2018 Event in Under 10 Minutesbullet
10 Entrepreneurship How to be resourceful as an entrepreneurbullet