Europe’s first solar powered train tunnel goes live on Belgian high-speed line (video) — Engadget


Yesterday, engineers in Belgium officially switched on Europe’s first solar-powered train tunnel, spanning a 2.1-mile stretch of the rail line connecting the City of Lights to Mokum. The installation’s 16,000 solar panels will be used to provide 50 percent of the energy needed to power nearby Antwerp Central Station and to provide extra juice for both high-speed and traditional trains.

via Europe’s first solar powered train tunnel goes live on Belgian high-speed line (video) — Engadget.

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