• London’s Blackfriars Bridge to sport4,400 solar panels making it the world’s largest solar bridge

  • 2.jpgLondoners crossing the River Thames could enjoy some solar-poweredshade on the Victorian-era Blackfriars Bridge soon. The bridge is currently being hooked on to London’s largest solar roof and will soon begin soaking in energy from the sun to generate some green and renewable energy. A 6,000 square meter photovoltaic array is being installed on the Blackfriars Bridge and will make it the world’s biggest solar bridge when completed. The array is being put into place by Solarcentury and will generate a sweet 900,000 kilowatt hours of electricity on an annual basis, enough juice to power 35 homes!

    With 4,400 individual solar panels, the bridge will help cut more than 500 tons of Co2 emissions yearly, an amount good enough to slightly lighten the city’s carbon footprint.

    Posted in Topics:Architecture, Tags: on October 7, 2011