Kathmandu, Aug. 13 -- A team comprising energy and aviation officials left for Malaysia on Monday to study ways to transform huge tracts of land at Gautam Buddha International Airport into a 10-megawatt solar farm without affecting flight safety.

There are concerns that potential glare hazards from the solar panels set up on the airport's grounds could pose a safety risk for aircraft pilots.

The airport is poised to become entirely reliant on the sun to meet its energy requirements, the second airport in the world after India's Cochin International Airport.

"The officials will study the technical and financial aspects of the solar power project implemented at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and prepare a report suggesting the proper...