The grey side

Down to Earth - - TECHNOLOGY -

Wind speed

The so­lar pan­els will be ex­posed to high wind speeds as trains move at a speed of 100-150 km/hr

Elec­tric field

Trains usu­ally have elec­tric lines above them. The mag­netic field cre­ated by the lines might in­ter­fere with the so­lar power sys­tem

Clean­ing

The pan­els will re­quire reg­u­lar clean­ing which might erode the thin film of semi­con­duc­tors used in them

Weather

Ex­treme weather con­di­tions such as rains, dust storms and snow might de­stroy the so­lar pan­els

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