Indian Railways Accelerates Toward a Solar Future With New Tenders

Indian Railways has taken some significant measures over the last few weeks that will cement its place as one of the single largest clean energy users in India. These steps include the issuance of tenders for large-scale solar power projects and the commissioning of a first-of-its-kind project to use solar …

Indian Railways Readies 3 Gigawatts Of Solar Power Tenders

Indian Railways will soon launch tenders to set up large-scale solar power projects working towards its overall solar power target of 5 gigawatts. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently announced that Indian Railways will soon float solar power tenders to set up 3 gigawatts of capacity. These projects will be set …

India’s First Solar-Powered Train Makes its Debut (VIDEO)

India’s diesel-powered train network has a new kid on the block. The gas-guzzling Indian Railway system has just debuted its first solar-powered train, called the Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU). It will operate in the city of New Delhi. Placement of the solar panels on the train car was challenging. …

Indian Railways Will Install Rooftop Solar Panels On 250 Trains

Indian Railways is going all out to reduce its fuel costs and adopt solar power in a major way. Apart from planning large-scale solar power projects and rooftop solar power systems, the world’s fourth-largest railway network is planning to install solar panels on top of coaches. Indian Railways has floated …

Solar Power Brings Light to Dark Corners of Indian Train Stations

The pounding of trains running through the night does not disturb the fatigued sleep of the homeless migrants huddled at the foot of the sky bridge at Visakhapatnam railway platform. “It is the dark corners that frighten us, near the water taps and where we take a child to relieve …

Indian Railways Proposes 800 Megawatt Solar Park

On the heels of the successful allocation of 750 megawatts of solar power capacity at record-low rates, the Indian Railways is now looking to replicate this model to ensure a cheap and sustainable power supply. The Indian Railways has approached the government of Madhya Pradesh with a proposal to set …