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.
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.