IBEF: January 13, 2020
Indian Railways has planned to source about 1000 Mega Watt (MW) solar power and about 200 MW of wind power progressively by 2021-22 across Zonal Railways & Production Units, National Transporter said in a statement issued last week.
Of this, 500 Mega Watt (MW) solar plants are to be installed on the roof top of Railway buildings which will be used to meet non-traction loads at Railway Stations, etc. About 500 MW land based solar plants will be used to meet both traction & non-traction requirements. Indian Railways said, “South Central Railway is one of the zones actively implementing several measures aimed at energy conservation by harnessing renewable energy”.
One of the significant actions taken in this direction has been to install solar panels at stations and service buildings across the zone. All the station in a particular section of South-Central Railway have been provided with solar panels to tap the natural energy.
“This will not only help in meeting power needs of all the stations in the section but also save expenditure for railways,” the statement said.
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