Bhubaneswar (BBS): East Coast Railway has taken a major step towards conservation of energy and reducing green house effect by way of installing two solar power systems of 50 Kwp capacity each by utilising the roof space of its Zonal headquarter building here at Rail Sadan here.
General Manager, ECoR Rajiv Vishnoi, laid the foundation stone for the solar power system at Rail Sadan on the ocassion of the World Environment Day.
The solar power system is likely to be commissioned early and will accrue a saving of 400 units of electricity every day, he said.
The foundation design can withstand windspeed of upto 200 kmph. The entire structure is spread over a floor area of 15,000 square feet and 435 individual solar panels will be used in this system, railway sources said.