Solar panels are being installed at Aldershot Station as part of a project exploring the potential of solar-powered railways. The 135 panels are being installed on derelict land near the station and are expected to start generating in August. They will supply electricity directly to the railway lines without first distributing it to the grid. 2017 study by climate charity 10:10 and Imperial College London’s Energy Future Lab found that solar could provide 10% of the electricity needed to power electrified train routes when connected directly. The Riding Sunbeams demonstrator project, a collaboration between 10:10, Community Energy South and National Rail, is being funded through Innovate UK and the Department for Transport.
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