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Chennai Central Railway Station Became 100% Solar Powered

 Solar Power

Going Green With Alternate Sources

Apr 29, 2023

The SCR zone is the first in Indian Railways to come up with the concept of ‘Energy Neutral’ railway stations. The solar capacity installed in the station is 1.5 MW and it meets the daytime needs of the station.


That is these stations are capable of meeting 100% energy requirements by using natural solar power through Solar PhotoVoltaic (SPV) panels. These panels were commissioned on about 13 station buildings.


Solar power panels have been installed at various locations and railway stations such as Chennai Central, MMC complex, Katpadi, Tambaram, Mambalam, Guindy and Chengalpattu suburban stations and several other railway offices.


All the power needs of 13 stations like lighting, fans, pumps, and other electrical appliances are met through the solar energy generated and this is bringing down the net traditional energy consumption at these stations to zero.


Informing that Southern Railway has achieved a savings of Rs.16.64 crores from renewable energy sources during the year 2019-20.


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