Indian Railways to install 8.8MW of solar power

Around 8.8MW of solar energy plants are to be installed in 200 railway stations across India. The Ministry of Railways has proposed to install panels on the rooftops of railway […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Around 8.8MW of solar energy plants are to be installed in 200 railway stations across India.

The Ministry of Railways has proposed to install panels on the rooftops of railway stations, office buildings and level crossing gates throughout the country.

It estimates the solar programme to cost around Rs 100 crore (£0.95m).

“The benefits of these projects are reliable power supply particularly at remote locations and saving in diesel due to reduced running of Diesel Generators”, the Ministry of Railways added.