Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Sustainable City Business Models Colin Nolden wins Community Energy England Collaboration Award
1 November 2019
Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Colin Nolden and his team have won the Community Energy England Collaboration Award for their work on the project Riding Sunbeams. This world-first pioneering project is looking to connect enough unsubsidised, community & commuter owned solar panels to the rail network in the South East of England to power 1 in 10 trains.
Riding Sunbeams seeks to connect solar PV directly into the UK’s electrified rail network to power trains. Direct supply of solar power traction to railway systems has never been done before, neither in the UK nor anywhere else in the world. Its potential to decarbonize railways is huge.