The historic Blackfriars Bridge in London England, the present version completed in 1869 and 923 feet long, is the new home of Blackfriars station and soon to sport the largest solar array in London with over 6 thousand square meters of PV Panels.
The project being undertaken by London based SolarCentury was started in early October 2011 and when completed, will generate an estimated 900,000kWh of electricity every year, provide up to 50% of the station’s energy and reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes per year. The solar modules used in the array are from SANYO.
The pioneering new station will integrate many other energy conservation projects including the use of light pipes for passive natural indoor lighting as well as a rain capture system for harvesting fresh water.
For more information about the project please see the press release.
For more information about BlackFriars bridge please see the Wikipedia Article