Mag Lev Rail Transportation on Renewable Energy

Envision the rail line of the 21st century: Both sides of the track are lined with solar panels, as is the top of the train that rides along the rails. The train uses mag-lev technology to travel quickly between stations. As the train silently rolls into each station, the passengers see Windmills that help generate electricity to power the train.
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The development of a Trans-Continental Mag-Lev Rail System will offer an alternative to transportation and cargo shipments nationwide. This system will utilize renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, in order to operate. In fact, excess power may be generated even before the rail-line is in full operation. This power can be used to supplement power stations, thereby diminishing our reliance on foreign oil.

Many of the rail lines across the country have long gone defunct. These lines can be re-developed with mag-lev rail lines. Newly proposed rail lines can also be built using mag-lev technology. This would eliminate the need for many diesel trucks carrying goods to market over long distances; thereby saving fuel costs. People would also enjoy traveling to work via a mag-lev rail system that saves time in their commute and does not pollute the planet.

These mag-lev trains can be created with limited investments from the taxpayer base. The first stage is to build one substation and construct a 600 KW wind tower in that location. By HARVESTING ELECTRICITY generated from this wind tower and selling it to the electric company, we will immediately start paying back the costs to build the substation. Then, we will build a second substation in a similar manner. Finally, we will lay the rail between these substations complete with solar panels lining the track. This is a completely new system that will literally pay for itself with the earned revenue from electricity generated at the Wind Power Farms constructed at each Substation and the solar panels along the line.

A key component in our proposal is the use of precision technology in building the support struts for the Rail system. Each pillar can be constructed from Aluminum Alloys and transported to the Rail site, where they will be riveted together. This innovation will eliminate the huge construction costs of pouring concrete into forms. Using precision technology ensures that this system will operate well into the future without deterioration.

Phases of Construction

* The First stage is to build one Substation, construct a 600 KW Wind Tower in that location. This gets the plan started with limited investments from the taxpayer base. Once proven performance is achieved, the next Substation can be built, and subsequently, every other one can be built in the same way (Using Funding From the Wind Tower)
* The Second phase of construction will be the Rail Line itself. This will be funded from excess electricity revenue and taxpayer support. The Rail will contain Solar Panels along each track. These panels will not only add to the Revenue for construction, but will ultimately run the Monorail System, providing additional power to the Wind Farm.
* A Key component in this construction is the use of precision technology in building the support struts for the Rail system. Each pillar can be constructed from Aluminum Alloys and transported to the Rail site, where they will be riveted together. This innovation will eliminate the huge construction costs of pouring concrete into forms. This practice has led to major setbacks in other projects. The most recent Mag-Lev system to face problems with this method is in Georgia at the Old Dominion University. This pilot project is still encountering problems due to the lack of uniformity in construction.