Smart transport

Rail

Silent and environmentally-friendly solutions for multiple railway applications

Focused on high value-added battery systems, at Forsee Power we are committed to advance rail transport.

With our core technologies, we aim at helping you develop electric traction, catenary-free railway, hybrid regional trains, shunting locomotives so you enjoy silent and environmentally-friendly solutions. We also propose on-board energy storage solutions for comfort and safety devices (back-up power).

 

Multiple energy combination options

 

Batteries are effective in combination with many different energy sources, including electric catenaries, diesel and hydrogen, and offer benefits that are not solely ecological, but also economical and improve passenger and maintenance operator comfort.

 

  • Batteries + hydrogen

Batteries are inherent to hydrogen-based traction solutions. The fuel cell converts hydrogen to fuel the batteries. The batteries then regulate the process by storing energy when the fuel cell supplies surplus energy, and releases it when the opposite applies.

> Cleaner, cheaper transport that limits the use of electrical power infrastructures.

 

  • Batteries + diesel

Batteries are the most economical way of greening today’s diesel trains. The battery takes over from the conventional diesel engine, thereby reducing CO2 emissions, especially in stations, making life more comfortable for station personnel and travellers.

The energy is recovered and then stored during braking. It is then reused during the traction phases over short distances (leaving the station or travelling to the depot). In the event of main power supply failure, the battery ensures traveller comfort and safety by providing power for lighting, door operation, ventilation, communication systems, etc.

> Cleaner, cheaper transport that limits the use of electrical power infrastructures.

 

  • Batteries + catenaries

Installing catenaries can be extremely costly and very complex (from a simple task to something ten times more challenging, depending whether the installation is for a standard track or in a tunnel). Incorporating batteries provides a simpler and more economical solution for extending the network. The energy provided by the batteries powers those sections of train sets not fitted with catenaries, which are therefore unpowered.

A zero-emissions transport option that costs less (lower investment and infrastructure maintenance costs) and leaves the natural landscape intact.