We have been using solar energy since ages,however; the use is limited to a minimum scale. Some projects like airports, resorts etc can actually make use of this form of sustainable energy in a big way. In fact, there are some examples where the entire place makes use of solar energy. Here are few examples fully solar powered places around the world.
- The Cochin International airport in India
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This is the first such airport across the globe. This solar power plant is on an area of 45 acres of land. The solar plant consists of 46,150 solar panels. This airport gets almost 60,000 units of electricity every day. Earlier this international airport was getting energy from 2 smaller plants. With this new solar plant, the total solar energy that the airport gets has gone to 12 MW. This energy is useful in carrying out the routine chores of the airport.
It is said that this plant will help in generating a whopping 18 million units of solar energy every year. This project will help in doing away with a lot of carbon emissions. Other airports like the international airport of Mexico, Heathrow airport, Denver International airport etc have also taken concrete steps in terms of using solar energy.
- Pakistan Parliament
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The Pakistan Parliament runs completely on solar power. Pakistan has received $ 55 million funding from China for this project. According to Pakistan, this solar power project will generate 80 MW of power. Of this 62 MW will be used for the Parliament and the remaining 18 MW…