Friday, October 7th, 2022

Study Says Tonnes Of Carbon To Be Saved With Direct Solar Energy Supply To Indian Railways


Direct supply of solar energy to Indian Railways will enable two billion passengers to travel on solar powered trains and help save almost seven millions tonnes of carbon a year, according to a study. The study conducted by NGO Climate Trends and UK-based green tech start-up Riding Sunbeams said “direct supply of solar energy to Indian Railway lines – without the need to connect via the grid – will power at least one in four trains on the national network on competitive terms.” 

Report co-author and Riding Sunbeams Founder and Director of innovation Leo Murray said, “Right now India is leading the world on two vital climate frontiers – rail electrification and solar power deployment. Our analysis shows that connecting these two keystone low-carbon technologies together in Indian Railways can drive both India’s economic recovery from the Covid pandemic and its efforts to transition off fossil fuels to tackle the climate crisis.”

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