Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) – today inaugurated its rooftop solar power project. This solar plant will generate 3.35 MW of power for BLR airport and an annual solar generation of around 4.7 million units.
The plant is installed across 8 rooftops within the airport premises at Menzies Bobba, Air India SATS, Coolport and several BIAL office buildings. It is expected to generate around 47 lakh units of clean electricity every year and will contribute to reducing 3,800 tonnes of CO2 emission annually. The contemporary design of the solar panels ensures that the glare of the sun is not reflected, thus avoiding any visibility intrusions in aircraft operations. Sunshot’s engineering team has ensured that the solar structure is lightweight, leak-proof, corrosion free and can withstand high wind conditions with ease.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL said, “As a role model for sustainable progress, the BLR Airport is well on course towards achieving its goal of becoming 100% powered by renewable energy by 2020. To that end, these solar projects will help BIAL reduce the carbon footprint and achieve energy neutrality. The Airport’s consumption from solar power stands at 50 million units through on-site and off-site solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) to meet 67% of its annual energy requirements.”
Mr. Rahul Dasari, MD & CEO, Sunshot said, we are proud to be a part of BIAL’s sustainable initiative and this is one of the most prestigious and complex projects Sunshot has executed. Multiple roof types, roof orientation and being a high-security zone made this a challenging project for Sunshot, which I am glad our team could execute as per world-class quality, safety standards and within the stipulated timelines. We have used high-efficiency Mono PERC Modules which provide approx. 14% higher electricity generation in the given space. High-performance multi MPPT inverters, quality structures from PVFix and Sunshot’s state-of-the-art, cloud-based energy management (IoT) system for real-time performance monitoring of the plant – are some of the salient features.
Sunshot is also taking care of operations and maintenance of the power plant.
We would like to thank you Bengaluru Airport authorities for giving us this great opportunity to display the best of Sunshot!