The World's First Solar Powered Train Starts

first solar energy train started
first solar energy train started

The world's first solar-powered train started its 3 mileage in Australia.

Byron Bay Railroad Company began using the world's first solar powered train in Australia.
The world's first solar powered train started operating on the 3 km route in New South Wales in Byron Bay, Australia.

Byron Bay Railroad Company is working with some local companies to restore an old train and install solar panels on the ceiling. However, one of the original two diesel engines of the train was left as diesel in case of any mishap.

. We have found, restored and strengthened a 4.6 billion-year power supply “, said Jeremy Holmes, director of development at Byron Bay Railroad Company, the world's first solar-powered train project.

The electricity needed for one-day round trip will be provided by the 30k Wh battery with the panels on the roof of the train and the 77kW solar panels at the station.

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