The new Blackfriars railway station, being built on the foundations of a Victorian bridge spanning the River Thames in London, has started to have the first of over 4,400 solar panels installed on its roof (All photos: Solarcentury/Network Rail)
Engineers install the first HIT solar panel on the roof of the new Blackfriars railway station in the heart of London
The photovoltaic array is expected to satisfy 50 percent of the station's power needs
The first of over 4,400 high efficiency HIT photovoltaic panels in installed on the newly-built roof of the redeveloped Blackfriars Station
Blackfriars Bridge, a Victorian rail bridge in the heart of London, is now well on its way to becoming the biggest solar array in the city and the world's largest solar bridge. When the installation is complete, the roof of the new Blackfriars railway station will be home to over 6,000 square meters (64,583 sq.ft.) of solar panels, satisfying half of the station's power needs.
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