Guwahati becomes the first solar-powered railway station
Setting a green example for other railway stations in the country, Guwahati becomes the first solar-powered railway station in India. The solar project was commissioned last year in April 2017 with a lot of expectations riding on it.
Around 2,352 solar modules with a capacity of generating 700 KWp have been set up over the roof of Guwahati railway station. Solar panels have been installed at the rooftop solar power plant.
The solar plant is expected to reduce the carbon footprint, bring down dependence on power utilities and minimize energy consumption from outside sources. The plant has generated 7,96,669 KWHof power from 12 April 2017 to 10 May 2018.
The cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 6.7 crore with an average power generation capacity per day of 2048 KWh. The solar power plant will save Rs 67 lakh worth of electricity.
Guwahati Railway Station– a gateway to North East, is an important railway station from tourist and transportation point of view. The station sees a footfall of 40,000 passengers daily. Turning Guwahati Railway Station into a fully solar-powered one is a great milestone for the Indian Railways.