Russian Railways has equipped Amtrak station Anapa system of solar modules

North Caucasus Regional Directorate of railway stations completed a pilot project to train station equipment system of solar modules in the framework of the investment program, "The introduction of resource-saving technologies in rail transport."

The system of solar modules designed on the basis of thin-film photovoltaic modules consists of a fully standardized components and converts solar energy into electricity. Currently on the roof of the station Anapa placed 560 solar modules with total capacity of 70 kW. Service life — 20 years. The total amount of investments for the years 2011-2012 amounted to 12,963,000 rubles.

Solar modules carry out the conversion of solar radiation into direct current, which is transmitted from the solar modules to the inverter equipment. Inverters convert direct current to alternating current.

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The system operates in two modes. In energy saving mode, electricity produced by the system is fed directly into the power grid railway station building Anapa. In emergency mode, the provision of electricity is a dedicated group of consumers from blackouts industrial electrical network.

With the introduction of solar modules Anapa station building in the daytime is completely independent of external power sources. This takes into account the work of all systems — lighting, air conditioning, ventilation, information boards, a variety of services.

The system has a rechargeable battery, which, accumulating energy can operate in emergency mode. In this case, the station can manage on their own at night. Available batteries allow the building to operate in emergency mode for 3-4 hours, and if use only the essential services — ticket offices, fire and security systems, etc. — During the day. At night, electricity is the usual way — from external sources.

The annual economic effect of the introduction of the system will be 1.6 million.

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