Railways to harness 1,000 MW of solar power by 2020
The Indian Railways proposes to harness 1000-MW solar and 150-MW wind energy by 2020, Lok Sabha was informed. A total of about 50-MW renewable energy capacity has been installed till date, including approximately 11-MW solar power and 37-MW wind power, minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha said in a written reply. For harnessing renewable energy sources for its requirements, Sinha said the mechanism put in place include signing of memorandum of understanding between railways and MNRE, finalisation of model bid documents for rooftop solar power plants with the financial support of MNRE.
Contact: Indian Railway