SER to provide solar system for clean and green energy

Kolkata
22 Apr 2018

As a part of its endeavor towards clean and green energy, South Eastern Railway has continued to provide solar power system to meet  energy consumption  for its future requirements as well. This is a unique concept yet effective in saving time and energy. To save conventional energy, South Eastern Railway has taken a lot of initiatives to switch over to non-conventional sources in phases. In the first phase, administrative offices, stations & level crossing gates are in the list and gradually this will be installed in Rly Quarters of the SER jurisdiction. These arrangements provide clean light energy without heat and give sufficient light. It is absolutely maintenance free and saving Electrical Energy to a tune of huge units every year.
Provision of solar panels in SER in 2017-18:
*50 kwp panels have been provided each on the roof top of the New Administrative Buildings, Garden Reach and Central Hospital, total 100 kwp.
*106 kwp has been provided on the roof top of Medical Hospital of Chakradharpur Division. 50 kwp has been commissioned on the roof top of Engg Building, Chakradharpur and 50 kwp has been commissioned  on the roof top of control, ADRM building, Chakradharpur, in total-206 kwp.
*150 kwp has been provided on the roof top of System Training Centre, Kharagpur and 100 kwp has been commissioned on the roof top of New Apprentice Hostel Building, Kharagpur.
*A solar system with 6 panels of 74 kwp capacity each has been provided departmentally at Lohardaga station of Ranchi Division. A solar system with 6 panels of 74 kwp has also been provided departmentally at Tanger Bansli station of Ranchi Division to cater the load of PRS at Tanger Bansli at day time.
*Provision of 1kwp panel at Ogra station of Ranchi Divn. Provision of 2 kwp solar panel at Talgoria station of Adra Divn. Provision of 1.5kwp solar water pumping at Nimdih station of Adra Division .1 HP pump with 110 volt 3-phase AC Motor having variable frequency drive. 2000 litres discharge per hour on bright summer day.
*45 Level Crossing gates have been electrified with solar.
South Eastern Railway, in this way has commissioned 564.71 kwp capacity solar power plants which have reduced consumption of electrical energy. (EOIC)