67MW of rooftop solar awards for Indian Railways, ABB to supply inverters to 750 Indian stations

Indian Railways carries around 23 million passengers daily. Flickr: Belur Ashok

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL) has awarded 67MW of solar capacity for Indian Railways across India.

The results were as follows:

Credit: Jasmeet Khurana, Bridge to India

In related news, major inverter supplier ABB’s Indian subsidiary has since been chosen to supply solar inverters to 750 busy railway stations in north India for Indian Railways and solar developer Azure Power.

Azure also won 46MW rooftop PV from Indian Railways back in March.

Indian Railways carries around 23 million passengers daily and the north Indian areas where ABB will supply inverters are some often the most frequented railway zones in the world.

Inverters used will range from 5-50kW.

Inderpreet Wadhwa, chairman and CEO, Azure Power, said: “We are pleased to partner with ABB and Indian Railways in reducing GHG emissions through deployment of solar energy at railway stations across India.”

Sanjeev Sharma, managing director, ABB India, said: “ABB has been an integral technology partner for railways for decades, providing technology from turbochargers to substations. The scope and scale of this order is a tribute to ABB quality for such critical installations, used by millions.”

Indian Railways is actively reducing its reliance on traditional energy supply for its 8,000 stations. The company's network has a current renewable energy generation capacity of 36MW and plans to ramp this up to 1GW.

Read Next

September 13, 2022
Vehicle electrification solutions provider XL Fleet has acquired Spruce Power, an owner and operator of residential rooftop solar systems in the US with more than 52,000 subscribers across 16 states.
August 31, 2022
The CEO of Indian independent power producer Azure Power has stepped down after just one month in the role.
July 20, 2022
Software provider Aurora Solar has launched new artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for lead capture, design and sales teams that it says can lower the soft costs of delivering rooftop PV.
July 5, 2022
Financial services and technology company Nelnet has acquired GRNE Solar, an EPC that designs and installs residential, commercial and utility-scale solar in the US Midwest.
July 5, 2022
European and Ukrainian solar trade associations have called for Ukraine’s post-war recovery to be based on renewable energy, urging the country’s leaders to set a target of at least 50% of renewables in electricity production by 2030.
July 4, 2022
The Australian state of Victoria is promoting the uptake of rooftop solar as part of a new strategy aimed at reducing gas use and lowering household energy bills.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

On-Demand Webinars, Solar Media Events
October 11, 2022
Virtual event
Upcoming Webinars
October 18, 2022
10am (EDT) / 4pm (CEST)
Solar Media Events
November 29, 2022
Malaga, Spain