Rail Solar Signal Power Systems
DRM was the prime Solar Design engineering firm to develop the first Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Design-Build Solar PV system to back-up the rail signal power systems.
The world’s growing need for reliable electricity puts added pressure on the global power industry to develop cleaner, more efficient solutions. DRM’s integrated approach delivers full life-cycle support to help clients meet those challenges.
We design, engineer, construct, retrofit and maintain virtually every type of Solar Power Systems that store, transmit and distribute electricity. To date, we’ve engineered and/or constructed more than 125,000 MW of electricity worldwide.
Specific areas of expertise include a State-of-the-Art Rail / Transit Signal Solar Power PV Backup System as well as the latest renewable and alternative energy technologies. We also specialize in major modifications, including retrofitting clean-air technologies in response to emissions-reduction regulations, plant expansions/reconfigurations and plant life-extension programs.
From front-end studies and new construction through the decommissioning and closure of facilities no longer in use, clients rely on us as a single-source provider for critical services throughout the industry.
DRM was the Solar Design engineering firm to develop the first Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Design-Build Solar PV system to back-up rail signal power systems.
Said to be one of first such Rail Signal Solar PV Design projects in n the country.
Innovation and State of the Art technology is fundamental to the success of DRM.
With the assistance of FTA grant funding, SEPTA was designing a method to replace 99 miles of open signal cable with localized power sources including localized PECO feeds, solar panel, and battery backup systems.
SEPTA has since awarded DRM the design of Four (4) additional Regional Rail Lines Solar PV Systems.
The resiliency of the Railroad Signal Power System can be significantly improved by providing power through alternate and redundant sources rather than maintain the existing open lined cable system that can be damaged during extreme weather events and disrupt service.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation
Chestnut Hill West Station
Signal Back-Up System Solar Panel Array