Riding Sunbeams: Powering our trains with solar PV

Colin Nolden, Albert Sanchez Graells, Leo Murray, Ollie Pendered, Ivan Stone, Julian Wilkins

Research output: Other contribution


In 2019 Riding Sunbeams demonstrated that it is possible to connect solar photovoltaic panels directly into the electrified rail network to power trains. Direct supply of solar power to railway traction systems has never been done before, anywhere in the world. The market and decarbonisation potential for railways and mobility in general is huge.
Original languageEnglish
TypePolicy Brief
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationBristol
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2020

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  • LAW Centre for Global Law and Innovation


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