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Multi-track generation


Trains could remove CO2 from the atmosphere and self-driving containers on rails may bridge logistics gaps.

But, according to a Swiss startup, the railway network has greater potential still. Why not use the area between tracks to generate clean energy?

Create 2 megawatts of solar energy on a 10-kilometre stretch of rail, instead of 10,000㎡ of productive land…

Instead of installing single solar panels they are connected with one another prior to being rolled out by a specially equipped train.

A pilot project, launching in May 2023, will see 50 panels laid over a 100-metre stretch near Neuchâtel.

A transformer, for feeding the energy back into the railway grid, is still being finalised.

In Barcelona, pavements are already electrified.

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