Solar Powered Trains is the future of Indian Rail
Generating solar power
Solar powered trains are usually put in motion by placing photovoltaic panels close to or on rail lines; they can generate enough electricity to trigger a traction current that will be distributed to the grid.
Indian Railways is going all out to reduce its fuel costs and adopt solar power in a major way. Apart from planning large-scale solar power projects and rooftop solar power systems, the world’s fourth-largest railway network is planning to install solar panels on top of coaches.