The GVK run Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. has enhanced the solar generating capacity by installing another 1501 kWp solar power plant. This is in addition to the initial 1055 kWp solar power plant that has been installed on the roof of T1A of the domestic terminal.
The new 1501 kWp solar power plant consist of 4692 solar PV modules. These have been installed on the roofs of T2 utility building, import cold zone, perishable cargo and the two multi-level-car-park (MLCP)
The total of 2,556 kWp solar power plant is generating about 4,400 units per day. Annually it will be generating about 39 Lakh units of electricity. This will help in reducing about 3,210 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
The system is installed on a Build-Own-Operate Model. In this, a third party investor has invested in the solar power plant and is selling solar power to MIAL on cost of per unit bases. The total system design, and installation of the solar power plant has been done by Sunshot Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
The solar power plant is in line with the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to harness solar energy to fight climate change. The Govt. of India aims at installing 1,00,000 MW solar power plants by 2022.