Tags: Indian Railways

Indian Railways plans to set up solar plants on its vacant land along tracks

The Indian Railways has planned to set up solar plants on its vacant land and along the tracks. As a part of this initiative, 4.7 Mega Watt (MW) land-based solar plants have already been commissioned. Union Minister Piyush Goyal shared the information in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday. According […]

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Western Railway saves 3 crore, thanks to ‘solar power’

The Western Railway (WR) has claimed that it has slashed power bills worth Rs 3 crore by exploiting solar power at 75 stations on its network, an official said here on Wednesday. These rooftop solar plants generate a whopping 8.67MW, resulting in the handsome savings during the current financial year, besides accelerating the Indian Railways’ […]

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550 more railways stations to get rooftop solar panels soon, 963 solarised

The Indian Railways has announced that it has deployed rooftop solar panels at 963 stations as part of its goal to achieve 100 per cent power sustainability by 2030. It said orders have been placed for 198 MW capacity solar rooftop panels at 550 more stations which are under execution. The Railways, which has set […]

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Indian Railways set to transform into Green Railways by 2030

In a bid to transform the Indian railways into Green Railways by 2030 the Ministry of Railway in recent past has taken many initiatives towards mitigation of  global warming and combating climate change. Ministry of Railways in a statement on Monday said Railway electrification, improving the energy efficiency of locomotives and trains and fixed installations, […]

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BHEL commissions solar PV plant at Bina in Madhya Pradesh for Indian Railways

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned a 1.7 MW Solar PV Plant at Bina in Madhya Pradesh for the Indian Railways. The plant will directly feed power to traction systems of Indian Railways. The project is a landmark achievement in the history of solar power, as this is the first time that solar […]

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Indian Railways turns MP’s Bina green setting up 1.7 MW solar power plant

In a bid to curb pollution and transform itself as ‘Net Zero’ Carbon Emission Mass Transportation Network by 2030, Indian Railways has set up a  1.7 megawatt solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Bina. The solar power plant has been established near the Bina Traction Sub Station (TSS). It can produce approximately 25 lakh units […]

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REMCL secures mandate for 3,000 Mw solar power plants’ installation from Indian Railways

RITES Ltd recently said its subsidiary REMCL has secured its largest mandate from Indian Railways for tendering, installation, supervision and managing power supply from three GW solar energy plants, which will be set up on vacant Indian Railways’ land. The project will be divided into three phases of one gigawatt (GW) each and the entire […]

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Indian Railways to source about 1000 MW Solar Power by 2021-22

Indian Railways has planned to source about 1000 Mega Watt (MW) Solar Power and about 200 MW of wind power progressively by 2021-22 across Zonal Railways & Production Units. Of this, 500 Mega Watt (MW) solar plants are to be installed on the roof top of Railway buildings which will be used to meet non-traction loads at […]

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Indian Railway’s land to be given for 500 MW solar power plants to meet energy needs

The railways will offer its vacant land to install 500-megawatt solar power plants to meet its energy needs, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said on Monday. This is in addition to the railways’ aim of installing 500-MW solar power plants and about 200-MW wind plants by 2021-22 across its zones and production units (PUs). […]

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