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Austrian Federal Railways Pilot Adds PV Solar Generation to Train Lines

May 31st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Rail operator Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has opened what it believes is the world's first solar power plant designed specifically for pairing with the electric railway system. The new system adds a photovoltaic electricity generation farm directly into the rail system, directly powering the trains that run along the Ostbahn (Eastern Railway)


Solutionary Rail Proposes A Single Infrastructure Upgrade That Solves Two Chronic Problems

September 16th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Solutionary Rail is a book with a strange title that proposes a plan to solve two critical infrastructure challenges with a single effort. Electrifying the US rail system and installing electrical transmission lines that serve to both provide power to the rail system and to transport electricity from capillary generation sources to the destination of most rail traffic — urban centers



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