As part of International Solar Alliance (ISA)’s initiative to find out suitable models to be incorporated to achieve its ambitions plan of massive deployment of solar energy, a delegation consisting of 40 ambassadors/high commissioners are visited Cochin International airport on 22nd May 2019.
CIAL expressed its readiness to provide consultancy service to airports of the member countries. Meanwhile, ISA Director General Upendra Tripadi revealed to the press that it would convene an international summit for the managing directors of the airports of member’s countries to decipher possibilities of repeating the CIAL model in the global level.
Cochin International airport, the worlds’ first airport fully operated on solar energy has been identified by ISA as one of the models and the proposed visit will give a fillip to CIAL’s effort in taking its project to next level so that it can contribute globally as a consultant.
The high profile delegation reached CIAL at 10 am on Wednesday and hold a discussion with CIAL authorities. CIAL managing director said that the company is all set to provide consultancy service to the member countries.
“ We are glad to know that other countries are keenly interested in our solar model. We have no qualms in sharing with them the technical know-how of establishing solar power plants at their airports “: said Kurian.
ISA director general Upendra Tripati said that the organization is overwhelmed by the success of CIAL model.
The delegation comprises of the ambassadors/high commissioners of 25 African countries including Egypt, Senegal, Nigeria and Tanzania and also from countries like France, Brazil, Chile, Malaysia, Bolivia, and Sri Lanka. ISA is an alliance of 74 countries initiated by India and France formed in 2015 sharing the ambition to undertake joint efforts required to reduce the cost of finance and the cost of technology, mobilize more than US$1000 billion of investments needed by 2030 for massive deployment of solar energy.