Hubballi Airport, one of the busiest airports of North Karnataka has another feather in its cap. The airport has become one of the leading contributors to the Mission Sugam.
Sustainable Green Airport Mission (SUGAM) is AAI’s mission to reduce the carbon footprints of the aviation industry by promoting renewable energy practices.
Airport Authority of India (AAI) is promoting Renewable energy through Sugam by Installing Solar Farms at six airports under Sustainable Green Airport Mission. The work will be completed by December 2022.
Among 6 airports, Hubballi will contribute the highest as AAI is installing an 8000 KWp Solar power plant at the premises of the Airport. The other 5 Airports are as follows.
KWp stands for ‘Kilowatt Peak’ output of the Solar power plants. For example, A solar panel with 8000 KWp rating will produce 8000 KW at one hour when operating at its full capacity.
Airport Authority of India (AAI) has installed Ground mounted Grid connected Solar power plant at Hubballi Airport. It is expected to generate around 140 Lakh units of electricity.
Gujarat-based Madhav infra has executed the project at a cost of ₹64 Crores. 22,500 solar panels have been installed at different orientations and tilt angles to generate maximum electricity.
Hubballi Airport is getting a direct Delhi flight with effective from November 14th. IndiGo has decided to deploy 186 seater Airbus A320 to operate the HBX DEL sector. More details on the same can be found in the article here.