The Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central or Chennai Central railway station, underneath the South Central Railway (SCR), has met the 100% day vitality requirement goal by photo voltaic panels put in on the platform shelters of the station. Informing about the identical, Union railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted, “100% Day vitality requirement of Chennai Central Station is met by #SolarPower.” The station have put in solar energy capability of 1.5MW and all of the electrical energy wants of the station throughout the daytime are met by solar energy.
SCR is the primary on Indian Railways to provide you with the idea of ‘Power Impartial’ railway stations, able to assembly 100% vitality necessities by tapping pure solar energy via Photo voltaic Photograph Voltaic (SPV) panels commissioned on about13 station buildings.
Tweeting drone picture of Chennai Central station, DRM Chennai wrote: Yet one more chook’s eye view of our personal Puratchi Thalaivar Dr.M.G.Ramachandran Central or Chennai Central railway station! #DidYouKnow that we’ve got an put in solar energy capability of 1.5MW and all of the electrical energy wants of the station throughout the daytime are met by solar energy?
Solar energy panels have been put in at numerous places and railway stations equivalent to Chennai Central, MMC complicated, Katpadi, Tambaram, Mambalam, Guindy and Chengalpattu suburban stations and several other different railway places of work. “All the facility wants of 13 stations like lighting, followers, pumps and different electrical home equipment are met via the photo voltaic vitality generated and that is bringing down the online conventional vitality consumption at these stations to zero,” The Hindu reported quoting senior officers.
With give attention to harnessing renewable vitality via windmills, Windmill Crops have been erected at Kayathar (close to Gangai Kondan/Kadambur Railway stations) in Tuticorin district underneath Madurai division of Southern Railway, a Southern Railway launch mentioned. The overall capability of Wind Mill vegetation in Southern Railway is 10.5 MW, it added.
Informing that Southern Railway has achieved a financial savings of Rs.16.64 crores from renewable vitality sources throughout the 12 months 2019-20, the discharge mentioned that the railway is dedicated to quick monitoring its renewable vitality initiatives with a imaginative and prescient to chop down energy prices and help the Nation’s trigger for ‘Atma-Nirbhar’.
In July, Vijayawada station in Andhra Pradesh, turned the primary railway station within the nation to be lined with 130 kWp photo voltaic panels. Indian Railways plans to be a Web Zero Carbon Emitter by 2030. It had mentioned that for assembly its traction energy requirement, it plans to arrange photo voltaic vegetation on unused vacant railway land. It additionally plans to put in 20 GW land primarily based photo voltaic vegetation.
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