Solar Train Byron Bay

The world’s first solar powered train

What is it?

The Solar Train Byron Bay project combined revolutionary technology with expert engineering solutions. The train has had one of the original diesel engines removed and a pair of electric traction motors and inverters. Topping it off is a Lithium-ion battery bank. The special curved solar panels that have been fitted to the roof od both carriages collect solar energy and can generate up to 6.5kW of solar power which charge the train’s batteries.

The large array of solar panels installed on the storage shed generate a further 30kW of energy which can also be used to further charge the train’s batteries. The train is also equipped with a regenerative braking system that turns the traction motors into generators during braking to recharge the batteries. All the equipment on the train is powered from the Lithium-ion batteries including traction power, lighting, air compressors and control circuits. To reduce electrical consumption all lighting has been replaced with LED’s.

A prize winner and crowd pleaser

How does it work?

The Solar Train Byron Bay project combined revolutionary technology with expert engineering solutions. The train has had one of the original diesel engines removed and a pair of electric traction motors and inverters. Topping it off is a Lithium-ion battery bank. The special curved solar panels that have been fitted to the roof od both carriages collect solar energy and can generate up to 6.5kW of solar power which charge the train’s batteries.

The large array of solar panels installed on the storage shed generate a further 30kW of energy which can also be used to further charge the train’s batteries. The train is also equipped with a regenerative braking system that turns the traction motors into generators during braking to recharge the batteries. All the equipment on the train is powered from the Lithium-ion batteries including traction power, lighting, air compressors and control circuits. To reduce electrical consumption all lighting has been replaced with LED’s.

Nickel Energy — a partner in the train

Nickel Energy continue to be a proud partner with Byron Bay Railroad Company.

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