Cochin International Airport, World’s 1st Fully Solar Energy-Powered Airport: UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recognised Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kerala as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport. CIAL is India’s first airport to be constructed in public-private-partnership (PPP) model in 1999.

It is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala. The airport has 15 MWp solar power plant near the cargo complex of airport comprising 46,150 solar panels laid across 45 acres.
Source- India Today

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • UNEP was founded as result of United Nations Conference on Human Environment in June 1972.
  • It is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.