SMM: the Indian Railway Corporation plans to develop 20 gigawatts of solar energy on its vacant land to help meet consumer demand for more than 33 billion units by 2030, the Indian Ministry of Railways has announced.
At the meeting, Piyush Goyal, minister of the Indian Railway, Commerce and Industry Union, discussed the Indian Railway's goal of achieving 100% self-sufficiency in all electricity demand.
The country's leading solar developers also attended the meeting to discuss innovative solutions for building solar projects along the railway and ways to achieve the 20 gigawatt renewable energy goal.
Not long ago, Goyal tweeted that India's railways would achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030, making it the first green railways in the world.
At present, the task of Railway Energy Management Co., Ltd. (REMCL) is to build 3 gigawatts of solar power projects on idle land on Indian railways. REMCL is a joint venture between Indian Railway and RITES. REMCL has invited bids for 2 gigawatts of solar energy projects on unused railway land. In July, the company announced another tender to install 1 gigawatt of solar energy along the railway.
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