South Western Railway goes the solar way, 19 buildings get panels


South Western Railway goes the solar way, 19 buildings get panels

The South Western Railway (SWR) has installed solar panels in 19 buildings, including railway stations, workshops and offices, with a total capacity of 3,605kilowatt-peak (kWp).

Kilowatt-peak is the power that solar panels generate under standard conditions. According to statistics, the SWR Hubballi workshop tops in solar power capacity with 1,045kWp, followed by the Mysuru workshop (500) and the DRM office Hubballi (320). With 290 kWp, Bengaluru City (Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna) railway station has the maximum capacity among railway stations.

The annual energy requirement of KSR railway station is 3.13 million units and about 13.9% of it is now being met by solar panels. Other major structures that have solar panels are: Rail Soudha Hubballi (250kWp), Krishnarajapuram Diesel Shed (240), Hubballi station (220), Mysuru DRM office (110), Mysuru station (100), Railway Hospital, Bengaluru (100), Central Railway Hospital, Hubballi (100), Hosapete station (100), Bengaluru DRM office (80), Yeshwantpur station (80), Chikjajur (20), Chikmagalur station (20), Birur (10), MEMU shed Banaswadi (10) and Chitradurga station (10). Read More

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