31 Jan '14, 12pm

World's largest solar bridge now officially launched

World's largest solar bridge now officially launched

It's been a while since we reported on plans to turn the Blackfriars railway bridge in central London into a massive solar power station . That plan has now come to fruition, with the bridge officially opening for business earlier this month: The 4,400 photovoltaic panels cover the roof of the station and produce enough energy to make almost 80,000 cups of tea a day. In fact, London’s longest array provides up to half of the station’s energy, reducing its CO2 emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes per year – equivalent approximately to 89,000 (average) car journeys. Given the fact that solar is just one piece of the climate puzzle, it's good to see this as part of an ambitious redesign of important rail infrastructure. Blackfriars Station now boasts a new entrance on the south bank of the Thames (this will be the first rail station you can get to from both sides of the river...

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