Solar train – OK for millionaires?

Posted: December 1, 2019 by oldbrew in innovation, Travel
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A bit of fun for tourists, but an electric bus would have been a lot cheaper.

Comments
  1. SasjaL says:

    Something for Sweden. There trains stops due to wet leaves in the autumn and smallest amount of snow …

  2. ivan says:

    As a tourist attraction it might work but I think it is someone trying for the virtue signalling prise.

  3. stewgreen says:

    As featured on Saturday BBC2 Portillo
    The Byron Bay solar train driver seemed to be speaking under duress.
    “It’s a 100% solar powered train ..we have 6KW on the roof
    and another 30KW on the station roof, which we tap into once a/day
    ..we sell off 75% of the power that roof generates”

    FFS this video says the track is just 3Km !
    (why did Portillo omit that ?)

    This vid also says an hourly service 10am to 5 pm .. is that 8 journeys x2 ?
    for the 3Km journey ..that seems to be 48Km
    100 passengers, 6 days/week

    I heard The Byron Bay ” 6KW on the roof
    and another 30KW on the station roof, which we tap into once a/day
    ..we sell off 75% of the power that roof generates”
    I make that the train uses of average 13.5KW at say 10 hours of sun
    say that is 135KWh so each 1Km takes 2.8KWh
    That does seem low cos that is just 50p worth of retain electricity

    I suppose it could be 15 hours or sun meaning electricity is 50% more than I said

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