The Indian Railways will soon introduce the world’s first solar-powered train. The train will be totally locally made and will use a mix of thermal and solar energy, instead of diesel. The idea of making a solar train has been derived by ‘Solar Impulse’, an experimental solar-powered Swiss aircraft which had landed in India a few months earlier. With rooftop solar panels, the solar train will operate like a mobile solar power plant, as it will not only meet its energy requirements on its own, but will also export power to the grid. Currently, the solar train is in a testing phase.