Monday, June 27, 2011

Belgium launches Europe's first solar train

Europe's first ever solar-powered train is being launched in Belgium. The energy comes from 16,000 solar panels, installed on the roof of a rail tunnel running along an Antwerp motorway. The panels produce enough electricity to power all of Belgium's trains for one day per year. A joint public-private partnership, the project is partly financed by Belgium's rail network manager and is expected to prevent considerable carbon dioxide emissions.

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