GHIAL's total solar power capacity has now increased to 10 MW. Spread over an area of 45 acres, more than 30 thousand solar panels have been installed to produce 10 MW power.
Both the solar plants have advanced ABB central inverters and poly crystalline PV panels, which are far more efficient than mono crystalline solar PV panels. With the commissioning of this additional capacity, GHIAL will be able to reduce the dependency of power from the Telangana State Electricity Board by 12 million units per year, thereby saving around INR 90 lakhs per month.
With this addition of solar power generation, 50% of the energy requirements of Hyderabad Airport will be met. There will be a reduction in carbon footprint by about 28 lakh kg carbon dioxide which is equivalent to saving of 1.4 lakh full grown trees. Energy efficiency practices also provide other benefits which include enhanced air quality and reduced greenhouse emissions.