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Nation Current Affairs 07 Aug 2019 Chennai: Central rai ...

Chennai: Central rail station all set to tap solar energy

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 7, 2019, 2:56 am IST
Updated Aug 7, 2019, 2:56 am IST
The railways has been saving 25 per cent of conventional energy per day after the installation of solar power panels.
Solar  panels fixed at Central  railway  station. (Photo: DC)
 Solar panels fixed at Central railway station. (Photo: DC)

Chennai: In an effort to protect the environment and save conventional energy the Southern Railway has turned to solar power. The Southern Railway has set up rooftop solar power panels at Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR Central railway station to generate solar power. The railway has been generating 600 kw of solar power from the panels now. According to sources, the railways has been saving 25 per cent of conventional energy per day after the installation of solar power panels and saving Rs 1.5 crore every month.

 The railway also installing roof top solar power panels at the suburban station, adjacent to Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR Central railway station and Egmore Railway station to general 800 kw and 250kw of power from the stations.

 

Solar  panels on rooftop of Central  suburban  station  platform. (Photo: DC)Solar panels on rooftop of Central suburban station platform. (Photo: DC)

Sources said the Southern Railway installed roof top solar power panels to generate cost effective and eco friendly power in 12 stations in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has been generating 2393.51 kWp of solar power and Kerala generating 398 kWp.

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