Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport Solar Farm, Kolkata, India

Last Modified: Mon Sep 11 2017 09:03:07 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 15 MW
    installed capacity of the solar farm at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India.
  • 1,300 MWh
    electricity that will be generated each year.
  • 1,000
    approximate number of households that the farm can power if not used for the airport.
  • ?
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 65
    acres of land used of the primary runway. Prior to the installation of the solar panels, a glare analy sis was carried out to ensure that sun's reflection doesn't distract or disturb pilots. It is only thereafter that the site location and height of solar photovoltaic modules were decided.
  • 45,454
    solar panels each of 330 W capacity, have been installed.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Airports Authority of India 2) EPC & O&M: ? 3) Power distribution: CESC.
  • Rs. 88 crore
    estimated project cost.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Rs. 15 crore
    annual savings in electricity costs. The airport has a net-metering agreement with CESC. Under this agreement, the airport will receive credits for the power it feeds into CESC's grid.