Riding Sunbeams

Eastern Railways Iconic Jamalpur Workshop To Go Solar

In its ambitious push to become a ‘Carbon Neutral Railway,’ the Eastern Railway is also leaning heavily on solar power. Coming up next is a 3.7 MWp roof top and shed solar power plant at its Jamalpur Workshop for 25 years. The Jamalpur Workshop, or Jamalpur Locomotive Workshop was established on 8 February 1862 as […]

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Direct Supply of Solar Power to Railways Can Save 7 Mt Carbon: Study

The direct supply of solar energy to Indian Railways lines, without the need to connect via the grid, would save almost seven million tons of carbon a year whilst also powering at least one in four train on the national network on competitive terms, a new study by Delhi-based Climate Trends and UK-based green tech […]

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