Greentech start-up Riding Sunbeams has won £400,000 of innovation funding from the Department for Transport and Innovate UK’s First Of A Kind 2020 programme for a solar rail demonstrator. The project is being hailed as a first of a kind direct connection between renewable energy generators and electrified rail networks. The funding will be used build a solar array coupled with line-side storage at Quinton Rail Technology Centre at Long Marston. It will allow the trains along the network to be directly powered by solar energy for the first time ever.
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