JR East to Employ PV System for Highest-altitude Train Station in Japan

2019/06/07 16:45
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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The Nagano Branch of East Japan Railway Co (JR East) announced March 20, 2019, that it will turn Nobeyama Station (train station) on the Koumi Line into a model of "Eco Sute" and install solar panels, etc at the station.

The station is located in Minamimaki-mura, Nagano Prefecture, and is the normal train station that is allegedly located at the highest altitude in Japan.

The Eco Sute is a model station that introduces environmental protection technologies such as energy-saving and renewable energy technologies. And Nobeyama Station will become the 11th Eco Sute of JR East and the first Eco Sute of the Nagano Branch.