Cochin International Airport, Kerala

Installation of 100 kW capacity Rooftop Solar Power Plant

Date of Commissioning - 25.06.2013

  • INSTALLATION

  • Owner

    Cochin International Airport

  • Project

    100 kW

  • Location

    Cochin, Kerala

  • Module Type

    Polycrystalline - 230Wp

  • Connection Type

    Grid connected

  • Installer

    Vikram Solar Limited

  • TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Rated System Power

    100 kW

  • Number of Modules

    400

  • Space Coverage

    1000 square meters

  • Inverter

    Solar Grid Connected Inverter: 5 nos.

  • Coordinates

    Latitude: 10º51'N
    Longitude: 76º34'E

  • Annual Energy Yield

    404,989.3 kWh

  • Number of Avg. Homes Powered

    Used for administrative purpose

  • CO2 savings per Annum (approx.)

    323,991.4 kgs/yr

Background

Vikram Solar designed and installed a 100 kW installation at the Cochin International Airport, Cochin, Kerala, India. The projected energy production is at an estimated 405 MWh per year with a capacity of 100 Wp. For this project we have chosen our Eldora Prime Series (230 Wp).

Objective

The primary objective of this solar power project was to encourage the use of "Green" energy for critical service utilities at the Cochin International Airport. This project aimed to encourage other airports and utility services to embrace clean and green solar power and help create a sustainable environment.

Planning & Execution

Following meticulous planning and research, a 100 kW capacity solar PV power system consisting mounted solar panels to generate DC electric power has been installed at Cochin International Airport. The solar power system functions in a way that electric power generated by the solar panels is not fed directly into the utility grid. The inverters cover the direct current output from the solar array into a grid compliant AC voltage which feeds it into the utility grid system. Power evacuation is through connections with LT voltage for local or grid export.