A Case Study - Solar Powered Metro in UAE

Vidhya K Viswambharan, Arfan Ghani, Vijaya Kumar, Kainat Amjad

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    Abstract

    This paper focuses on integration of solar energy in an efficient way to power the transportation system such as metro train in UAE. The aim is to reduce the power load on the power grid and employ solar energy which is a clean, pollution free and an abundant source of energy. Urban rail system operation requires enormous amount of power and this can be reduced by using solar energy. This paper focuses on the design of the solar powered network for DC electrified 750 V third rail systems for metro trains. Solar powered metro train will use a smart combination of energy generated by solar panels and power grid. The proposed system can be integrated into the existing third rail 750 V technology in an efficient way.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication5th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-2251-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-2252-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018
    EventInternational Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: 26 Feb 201828 Feb 2018
    Conference number: 5
    https://conferences.uaeu.ac.ae/icrega18/en/welcome.shtml

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications
    Abbreviated titleICREG’18
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityAl Ain
    Period26/02/1828/02/18
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