How so­lar power fares on tracks

De­spite con­struc­tional hur­dles, go­ing so­lar will be prof­itable for the Rail­ways

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The bright side

483 litres

of diesel can be saved dur­ing a 40-hour trip if a train with 19 coaches is fit­ted with so­lar pan­els

90,804 litres

of diesel can be saved per train per year if they are fit­ted with so­lar pan­els. On an av­er­age, a train makes 188 trips a year

239 tonnes

less Co will be emit­ted by each train per year if the Rail­ways in­tro­duces so­lar pan­els on trains. The Co amount is roughly what 50 cars emit in a year

26 mil­lion tonnes

less Co2 will be emit­ted by the Rail­ways if all of the 11,000 trains are fit­ted with so­lar pan­els

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