Indian Railways on July 14 launched first solar-powered DEMU (diesel electrical multiple unit) train from the Safdarjung railway station in Delhi. The train will run from Sarai Rohilla in Delhi to Farukh Nagar in Haryana. A total of 16 solar panels, each producing 300 Wp, are fitted in six coaches. This is the first time in the world that solar panels are being used as grid in railways. The train has a power back-up and can run on battery for at least 72 hours. The solar panels generate about 17 ...
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