The largest and longest solar array in the world to be installed on a bridge is now open in London.
The 4,400 photo-voltaic panels cover the roof of the newly revamped Blackfriars railway station which stretches across the River Thames.
The installation has the capacity to provide around 900,000 kWh a year – up to half of the station’s energy, reducing its CO2 emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes per year.
The 1.1 MWp array crowns the revamped Blackfriars station, which now boasts a new entrance on the south bank of the Thames, four new platforms and a redeveloped Underground station, offering longer trains and a better interchange between First Capital Connect and London Underground services.
The installation of the 6,000 m2 of PV panels was carried out by Solarcentury.