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Southern Railway to set up 105 MWp solar plants on unused and vacant land

Zone proposes to provide rooftop solar plants of 2.69 MWp under developer mode by Solar power developers at Perambur and Golden Rock workshops

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T E Narasimhan Chennai
In a bid to become energy efficient and save costs, Southern Railway is tapping wind and solar energy by installing 107 MWp solar power plants initially.

The zone has ambitious plans to increase solar power generation in the coming years. It proposes to provide rooftop solar plants of 2.69 MWp under developer mode by Solar power developers at Perambur and Golden Rock workshops. 

Solar plants on vacant railway land will be installed with a capacity of around 67 MWp, while 40 MWp will be set up along the track under PPA mode.

For this purpose, Southern Railway has identified 300

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First Published: Sep 18 2020 | 7:20 PM IST

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