A VISION of trains powered by the sun will be outlined at a meeting in Winchester.

Riding Sunbeams is a project to power global rail networks with solar PV and Hampshire has been chosen for the first pilot, potentially inspiring a revival of local community energy projects.

The speakers will explain how the railway through Winchester may soon draw on local solar energy, and then discuss what actions local and central government could take to stimulate community projects across the county.

Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) has organised the meeting on Wednesday October 2 as part of Green Week.

It starts at 7pm in the Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street.

The speakers are Ollie Pendered, chief executive, Community Energy South and Martin Heath, Basingstoke Energy Services Co-op.

Cllr Lynda Murphy, city council cabinet member with responsibility for the environment and transport, will also speak as the council works to tackle the climate emergency caused by global warning.

The meeting on October 2 is free and open to all.

People need to register via Eventbrite.