GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) has announced the commissioning of a second 5 MW solar power plant within the airport land in the Indian State of Telangana. With this, its total solar power capacity has now increased to 10 MW. In 2015, GMR Hyderabad International Airport had commissioned a 5 MW solar plant for its captive consumption.
The aggregate 10 MW capacity in the airport is spread over an area of 45 acres, employing more than 30,000 solar panels. Both the 5 MW solar plants use advanced ABB central inverters and polycrystalline PV panels.
With the latest addition of 5 MW capacity, GHIAL will be able to reduce the power dependency on the Telangana State Electricity Board by 12 million units per year, thereby saving around INR 90 lakh per month. Further, 50% of the energy requirements of Hyderabad Airport can be met through solar power.
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