IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE WORLD’S FIRST SOLAR PANEL ‘CARPET’ ON RAILWAY TRACKS COULD PRODUCE ELECTRICITY

Sun-Ways, a European startup, has developed an innovative mechanical device that deploys removable solar panels along railway tracks. The Swiss-based energy startup believes that this innovation could be implemented on up to half of the railway lines across the world. Co-founder Baptiste Danichert claims that the area between railway lines is wide enough to accommodate standard-sized solar panels without impeding train passage. The panels would not have any visual or environmental impact and could provide a significant amount of electricity to power residences. Sun-Ways uses preassembled solar panels from Switzerland that are one meter wide and positioned between train lines, fastened to the rails using a piston mechanism. A specially designed train built by Swiss track upkeep company Scheuchzer performs the installation mechanically. As the train travels, it spreads the…