Indian Railways eyes 500 MW of rooftop solar by 2021-22

Indian Railways, the nation’s largest electricity user with 2.4% of total consumption, plans to install 500 MW of rooftop solar generation capacity by 2021-22.

Minister for railways, commerce and industry, Piyush Goyal, told the Lok Sabha lower house of the Indian parliament 95.67 MW of solar rooftop capacity has already been installed on railway buildings, including 835 stations, and a further 248.46 MW is under development.

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Uma Gupta

Based in New Delhi, Uma reports on the latest PV market trends and projects in India. After gaining an MSc Physics (Electronics) and an MBA, she has gone on to accrue over a decade of experience in technology journalism.

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