In what seems to be another spectacular event in the solar power cosmos, CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limited) has reportedly penned down a MoU agreement with Ghana Airport Authority consultants. Incidentally, through this strategic collaboration, the international airport service provider is planning to set up solar plants at three Ghanaian airports. As per reports, under the agreement, CIAL would provide technical assistance for setting up solar panels at the Kumasi International Airport, the Navrongo Domestic Airport, and the Kotoka International Airport. Driven by the fact that solar cells are being extensively deployed in installing these panels, the proposition may, in all likeliness, impel the regional solar cells market.
The high commissioner of Ghana Airport Authority, Mr. Kurien, seems to be quite optimistic with the agreement, and has been quoted saying that the deal represents CIAL’s first step toward providing solar power consultancy services to Ghana. Having recognized the potential contribution of CIAL’s lucrative product portfolio in solar cells market, the Airport Authority of the African country may have taken the strategic decision of deploying the same in Ghana’s domestic airport terminals.
Allegedly, the solar project of 6 MW capacity at Kotoka airport is almost on its way to commence construction. In fact, 1.5 MW of the total capacity would be generated from solar panels set on the top of car parking facility at the airport premises, as per a recently released report by CIAL.
Cochin International Airport Limited, for the record, has been minutely involved in solar cells industry since the third quarter of 2015. Presently, the company boasts of a portfolio of more than eight solar power plants and an overall generating capacity of almost 30 MW.
With the admission of these latest domestic airport terminal projects, the capacity of the CIAL solar plant is deemed to record 40 MW by the end of March next year, cite sources.