Jul 15, 2017

Indian Railways launches first solar-powered diesel electrical multiple unit train Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/59592199.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Indian Railways today launched first solar-powered DEMU (diesel electrical multiple unit) train from the Safdarjung railway station in Delhi. The train will run from Sarai Rohilla in Delhi to Farukh Nagar in Haryana. A total of 16 solar panels, each producing 300 Wp, are fitted in six coaches. 

The cost of these solar panels, manufactured under 'Make in India' initiative, is Rs 54 lakh. This is the first time in the world that solar panels are being used as grid in railways. 
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