New project could see UK electric trains powered by off-grid solar

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In what’s being touted as a “completely unique” idea that could have “wide impact with commercial applications on electrified rail networks all over the world,” a new project could see electric trains powered by trackside solar panels that work independently from the main power grid.

The Guardian reports that Imperial College London has teamed up with climate change charity 10:10 to look into using trackside solar panels to power trains. As part of the project, researchers… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



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