Worlds largest solar bridge powers Blackfriars

Blackfriars station in London is now being powered by up to 50% solar energy. The power is provided by 4,400 Photovoltaic panels on the roof of blackfriars bridge across the Thames and it looks beautiful!

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The solar panels are expected to save 511 tonnes of carbon per year by providing 900,000 kWh Per year for the station.

The project has been funded by the Department for Transport’s safety and environment fund and involved fitting the panels to the 125 year old bridge.

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Written by TreeThinker

Passionate about the Earth and those who inhabit it. An engineer (BEng (Hons), MSEE) from Oxfordshire, UK, specialising in designing for a sustainable future. A member of the Society of Environmental Engineers and a keen environmental advocate who volunteers for several grass roots sustainability groups. I work full time as a project manager for a renewable energy company based in Oxford and also run ‘TreeThinker’ (www.treethinker.org); a business converting previous pasture land into a rich permaculture farm growing produce for sale locally as well as providing education on organic and permaculture techniques. I deliver workshops on sustainable living, including building renewable energy technologies, as well as workshops for schools discussing 'Energy as a resource' amongst other topics. I am qualified in ‘Information, advice and guidance’ (level 4) and experienced at teaching practical skills. I'm also a keen cyclist and have a love of wordplay - writing a blog on etymology (www.etymologyotd.com).

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