Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) instates rooftop Solar Power Plant of 3.35 MW
Published Date | 2019 February 8
The solar power plant is installed across 8 rooftops within the airport premises will boom the solar market and is expected to witness positive growth over the forecast period.India: Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of the Kempegowda International Airport installed its rooftop solar power project which will generate 3.35 MW power for Bengaluru airport along with 4.7 million units of solar power annually. “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,” said- Lakshminarayanan S, Vice President, Engineering & Maintenance, BIAL. The plant is installed across 8 rooftops within the airport grounds at Menzies Bobba, Air India SATS, Coolport, and several BIAL office buildings. The plan is expected to generate around 47 lakh units of clean electricity annually in proportion to the reduction of 3,800 tonnes of CO2 emission per year. The fashionable design of the solar panels ensures that the shimmer of the sun should not be reflected, thus avoiding any visibility intrusions in aircraft operations. It has been confirmed by the Sunshot’s engineering team that the solar structure is lightweight, leak-proof, corrosion free and can withstand high wind conditions with ease. BIAL’s solar project was commissioned into two phases. In the first phase in 2017, solar power installations of 503 KW of rooftop solar, 2.5 MW of ground-mounted solar and 425 KW of car parking were undertaken. During the second phase the installation of 3.35 MW done by Sunshot, In addition, BIAL purchased 20 MUs of solar power through open access from Bosch plant with the capacity 14.4 MWp solar power plant commissioned at Belgavi and has also purchased 20 MUs of solar power through open access from Cleanmax. According to Rani Barman, Analyst at BlueWeave Consulting, Solar panel refers to PV modules designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy to generate electricity and heating. It reduces the amount of electricity coming from fossil fuels by operations with clean, renewable energy from the sun. The sun produces enough energy daily to supply 10,000 times the world’s electrical needs. Solar Photovoltaic panels are packaged, connected assembly of typically 6×10 solar cells that generates and supplies solar electricity for commercial and residential applications. Installing solar panels on a house roof can decrease the household’s carbon footprint by an average of 35,180 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. Moreover, the technological innovations, advancement coupled with growing awareness for energy security and self-sufficiency along with favorable government legislations is expected to fuel solar panels market growth over the forecast period. Increasing acreages of solar power plants and increasing off-grid installations of PV systems for commercial & residential purposes, subsidies and tax benefits offered by governments for effectively utilizing barren land for solar power plants is expected to have a positive impact and are propelling the growth of the market. According to BlueWeave Consulting’s upcoming report, Titled- “Indian Solar Energy Market, by Technology (Photovoltaic Cells, Concentrated Solar Power Systems), by Solar Module (Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline, Cadmium Telluride, Amorphous Silicon Cells, and Others), Generation (First, Second, and Third), by Application (Agriculture & Horticulture, Architecture, Transportation, and Others), By Region (North, West, East & South); Size and Forecast, 2018-2025”– The India solar energy market is estimated to have high growth over a forecasted period due to rising focus of the government towards sustainable energy generation, availability of abundant sunshine throughout the year makes the country an ideal location for solar power generation. Rapid population growth and increasing urbanization and industrialization is driving demand for energy, traditionally met by coal and crude oil. According to BlueWeave consulting’s upcoming report, Titled- “India Solar Power Equipment Market, By Equipment (Solar Panels, Mounting, Racking, & Tracking System, Storage System, and Others) and By Application (Residential, Nonresidential, and Utility), By Region (North, West, East & South); Size and Forecast, 2018-2025”– The India solar equipment market witness robust growth over a forecasted period due to technology advancements and improvements in manufacturing processes. However, rising government investments in the sector, increasing technological advancements and growing environmental concerns are expected to boost solar equipment market over the forecasted years. According to BlueWeave consulting’s upcoming report, Titled-“ Global Solar Energy Market, by Technology (Photovoltaic Cells, Concentrated Solar Power Systems), Solar Module (Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline, Cadmium Telluride, Amorphous Silicon Cells, and Others), Generation (First, Second, and Third), and Application (Agriculture & Horticulture, Architecture, Transportation, and Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East And Africa); Size and Forecast, 2018-2025” – For many years solar was considered as the main pillar of a future renewable energy based system. Demand for a solar panel is increasing prominently all over the world. North America market for solar panels has been growing rapidly especially due to the growth of residential solar applications in the U.S Global solar panels market is characterized by improving conversion efficiency by key market participants. Key companies operating in this market include Suntech, Sharp Solar, First Solar, Trina Solar, Yingli, Hanwha Solarone, Canadian Solar, SunPower, SolarWorld, and Renewable Energy Corporation.