India Railways Unveils Train with Solar-Powered Coaches
Posted on : 08-06-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
On July 14, Indian Railways introduced its first train with rooftop solar panels, the beginning of a series of projects to move away from diesel and towards solar power. Indian Railways hopes to produce approximately 1,000 megawatts of solar power by 2020. That will both cut into the railway’s fuel bill and help the Indian government work towards its own goal of producing 175 gigawatts or 175,000 megawatts by 2022. India’s trains are currently wholly powered by diesel; in 2014, the trains in the Indian Railways used 2.6 billion liters…
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