SEPTA tries regenerative braking for passenger trains
(Source: Wired.com, September 5, 2012)
PHILADELPHIA — A massive battery parked at a substation on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford line is now storing energy captured from braking trains, saving the transit agency in energy costs and turning it into an electricity provider. Nearly two years after we first reported on the initiative, SEPTA officially flipped the switch on the regenerative braking system in June, and early estimates show that power savings could be as much as 10 percent.
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Wednesday, September 05, 2012