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India : 5 MW solar power plant commissioned.

A joint venture company promoted by the GMR Group, GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) has commissioned a 5 MW solar power plant for its captive consumption at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad.

GHIAL said: The solar power plant has started generating around 25,000 units/day of pollution free energy and meeting the airport's peak power demand during day-time.

Hyderabad Airport, like other group companies of GMR, is committed towards generating renewable energy. As a part of this commitment, we have commissioned a 5 MW captive Solar Power Plant. This is also in alignment with the Government's Solar vision and the recently announced initiative by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to have solar-powered airports. We also have plans to go for another 7MW solar power plant as part of our Energy Neutral objective, said SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL.

The solar power plant features more than 16,000 modules of solar panels, each having a fixed tilt for maximum sun exposure.

The plant comprises an advanced SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system, through which remote monitoring is performed.

5 MW solar plant generated green energy is likely to meet the daily electricity requirement for nearly 4800 homes.

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Date:Jan 15, 2016
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