Blackfriars Solar Bridge

Fri, Jul 20, 2012

Climate Change, Solar power

The sun has at last arrived in the UK this summer  – just in time for the worlds largest solar bridge to shine into action on Blackfriars Bridge.

 4,400 solar photovoltaic panelssolar panels will generate an estimated 900,000kWh of electricity every year, providing 50% of the station’s energy and reducing CO2 emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes per year. In addition to solar panels, other energy saving measures at the new station will include rain harvesting systems and sun pipes for natural lighting.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/picture/2012/jul/05/blackfriars-solar-bridge

 

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