17 May 2018

India's 1st Solar Powered Railway Station in Guwahati

India's 1st Solar Powered Railway Station in Guwahati


Guwahati now has India's first railway station run by solar power. The project of installing solar panels was commissioned in April 2017. Around 2352 solar modules with a capacity of generating 700 kwp has been set up over the roof of the Guwahati railway station.

Solar panels have been installed at the roof-top solar power plant. The solar-powered station is aimed at reducing carbon-footprint as well as cut down power costs drastically. The project cost is estimated to be Rs 6.7 crore, as per Indian Railways.

Source- The Economic Times

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