Cochin International Airport’s solar power project may soon be incorporated by International Solar Alliance (ISA) as success model for similar projects around the world. This will be part of ISA’s initiative to find out suitable models to be incorporated to achieve its plan of mass deployment of solar energy by 2030.
According to reports delegation consisting of ambassadors/high commissioners of 25 African countries, including Egypt, Senegal, Nigeria and Tanzania, and the remaining from countries like France, Brazil, Chile, Malaysia, Bolivia and Sri Lanka (40 countries) will visit Cial on Wednesday.
Cial spokesperson P S Jayan “The proposed visit will explore the possibility of ISA’s joint venture (JV) with Cial in implementing its vision of mobilizing more than $1,000 billion of investments needed by 2030 for massive deployment of solar energy around the world. Cial, which has proved the feasibility of solar energy to run an airport, will offer its expertise to ISA. The visit will give a fillip to Cial’s effort in taking its project to the next level so that it can to contribute globally as a consultant.”
The delegation will reach Cial at 10am on Wednesday and will have a discussion with the airport authorities.
Later they will be guided to Cial’s main solar power plant for a field visit. At present Cial’s total installed capacity is 40 MWp producing 1.63 lakh unit of power a day whereas the requirement stands at 1.53 lakh units.
ISA is an alliance of 74 countries initiated by India and France in 2015 sharing the ambition to undertake joint efforts required to reduce the cost of finance and the cost of technology in solar energy production.