Positive Future #9 (Feature photo – Indian Railway System – CC-by-sa PlaneMad/Wikimedia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Railway_network_schematic_map.png)
The future of the world is no longer the arena of powerful nations – or any nation for that matter. In their struggle to move up the economic chain, the nation of India is helping re-invent the world while it re-invents itself.
India, a nation with four times the population of the U.S., just launched the world’s first solar-powered train. It’s simple, but more importantly it begins to go around the colossal logistics and price of oil.
India is not just experimenting with solar trains, but developing local solar projects to augment the operations of existing electric trains running off the grid. See the link to the Cleantech report on the progress: