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UK solar rail pioneer secures funding for community solar farm

UK solar rail pioneer secures funding for community solar farm

The 3.75 MW Cuckmere Community Solar Farm in Berwick, East Sussex, will be built to power the London mainline railway via a ‘private-wire’ direct connection. 

Solar rail pioneer receives first commercial funding

Solar rail pioneer receives first commercial funding

Riding Sunbeams will use the investment to develop a pipeline of new renewable energy projects in South East England and the Valleys in South Wales.

Green tech start-up wins funding for solar rail demonstrator

Green tech start-up wins funding for solar rail demonstrator

It will enable Riding Sunbeams to develop a direct connection between renewable energy generators and electrified rail networks and eventually power a train using green electricity.

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

If successful, the demonstrator project will prove that solar can safely bypass the grid to provide a direct supply of energy to UK railways’ traction systems.