A Solar Powered Interurban?

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An interesting memo about Karlsruhe’s famous TramTrain system, it is powered by solar power! 

The system has a peak output of 1000 kilo watts.The direct current it generates – which thanks to its highly efficient modules amounts to around 90,000 kilo watt hours (kWh) per year – is fed into the DC mains supply of the Karlsruhe tram system.
The following website give real time information with the hours of solar produced!

http://www.zkmsolar.stadtwerke-karlsruhe.de/

Since the time of writing this post (04/08/10) 245.1 Kilowatt hours have been produced German time and supplied directly to the tram/light rail system and a total of 973132.1 Kilowatt hours have been produced and supplied since their installation! The website is updated minute by minute.

The ‘Return of the Interurban’ is not just for providing a passenger rail servcie for the Fraser Valley, it will drag TransLink, BC Transit, Provincial and Federal Governments, kicking and screaming into the 21st century!

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3 Responses to “A Solar Powered Interurban?”

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