SOLAR ENERGY POWERS VITAL RAILWAY EQUIPMENT

CP Rail, in an effort to find efficient and economical means of providing power for railway operations, has installed two solar power test units in Quebec; the units are the source of energy to recharge batteries powering track circuits and highway crossing warning signals. Each unit consists of two solar arrays mounted on posts near the track. The solar array is made up of a series of cells which act as semiconductor devices to convert the sun's rays into electricity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southam Business Publications Limited

    1450 Don Mills Road
    Don Mills, ONo,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00138327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1976 12:00AM