Indian Railways has rolled out a non-AC coach of Rewari-Sitapur passenger train lit by solar panels installed on its roof as part of its plan to harness the green source of energy in a big way.
Railways is planning to come out with a solar policy for procuring 1000 MW solar power in the next five years.
Coaches of Shan-e-Punjab Express and Taj Express are also going to be equipped with solar power shortly, a senior Northern Railway official has said.
shyam vora (pune)
good to know that we are on right direction
Surender Drsyals (india)
it is more of a fantacy than a useful right technology for Non-ac boggies
Vivek JJ (India)
Train may not be able to run purely on solar energy, for long trips. A Hybrid model should be developed which utilizes most of solar power and supplemented by power grid may be a practical idea.
it will save on cost, pollution
Nisarg Pandya (Unknown)
deshmukhneelam deshmukhneelam (mumbai)
Dhaval Patel (Unknown)
why trains and not platforms are solar powered
A m Bhavsar (Unknown)
Now india will go on Renewable Energy Path
manmohan khetan (bangalore)
Kudos! to Railways Minister for this intiative
Ram Kumar (Unknown)
Good move. Hope to see this implemented in all trains.
Modi is best
Abhay Dhar (bangalore)
Too much emphasis on solar power may not be good .. This plan may backfire as wel
Joemike Fernandes (Unknown) replies to Abhay Dhar
can you say how?
Wasim (Mumbai) replies to Joemike Fernandes
Because solar panels produce little power and the power requirement by a train is 1500 kw approx. so I don’t don’t think such a small solar panel will generate 1500 kw of energy.