Indian Railways to Provide Rooftop Solar Panels at More Stations

It has planned to source 500 MW solar energy by providing rooftop solar panels at its railway stations and other buildings.

Rooftop solar

In a move to go green, Indian Railways (IR) has planned to provide solar panels at many of its railway stations.

Railway Ministry in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha said, it has planned to source 500 MW solar energy by providing rooftop solar panels at its railway stations and other buildings.

So far, Indian Railways has already installed solar panels at its various stations and service buildings including railway stations at Northern Zone, Southern Zone, East Coast Railway Zone, East Central Railway Zone, Eastern Railway Zone, Metro Railway Zone, North Central Railway Zone, North Eastern Railway Zone, Northeast Frontier Railway Zone, North Western Railway Zone, South Central Railway Zone, South East Central Railway Zone, South Eastern Railway Zone, West Central Railway Zone, Western Railway Zone, Central Railway Zone and South Western Railway Zone.

Besides, IR has also installed solar panels at some of its factories including rail coach factory, rail wheel factory, integral coach factory and rail coach factory.

Moreover, it has planned to set up 1,000 MW solar power plants consisting of 500-MW rooftop and 500-MW land based solar plants.

The Ministry further added that, these rooftop solar plants will be provided at railway stations and various service buildings.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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