Indian Railways today 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.
The cost of these solar panels, manufactured under 'Make in India' initiative, is Rs 54 lakh. This is the first time in the world that solar panels are being used as grid in railways.
he train has a power back-up and can run
Sloar power se train chl rhi h?
Ya solar power se andar k lightning aur fans use honge?
Only coach lighting and fans will be powered by the Solar panels.
Ye to last year b chli thi koi train aese hi
That was for LHB coaches I think. I remember some trial coaches running with a Shatabdi between MAS-SBC. It's a first for a DEMU I guess.
Indian Railways' first solar-powered 1600 HP DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit) is ready! In line with the vision to use renewable energy, Indian Railways has unveiled a new broad gauge solar-powered train that it says is a "path-breaking" leap towards making trains "greener and more environment friendly". The solar power DEMU train has six trailer coaches and is expected to save about 21,000 litres of diesel and ensure a cost saving of Rs 12 lakh per year. FE Online brings you an extensive preview of the new solar-power train and its features