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Riding Sunbeams: Powering our trains with solar PV

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Original languageEnglish
TypePolicy Brief
Publisher or commissioning bodyPolicyBristol
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationBristol
Edition79
Volume2019
DatePublished - 13 Jan 2020

Abstract

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.

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