At least for London, the energy problem will have a backup of sorts. With the need for energy rising and the resources in some regions dilapidating, London is all set to have the world’s largest solar bridge. This will be made possible once the solar roof has been successfully installed on the Blackfriars Bridge.
Once completed, the solar bridge will hold up to 4,400 individual voltaic cells which will produce about 900,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. These numbers will stand for about half of the energy needs of London while also reducing annual carbon emissions by 500 tons.
Solarcentury is working in conjunction with other public transportation and facility upgrades to reduce pollution and congestion, improve the passenger environment, and act as a catalyst for regenerating some of London’s more deprived areas. Lengthening the station’s deck will require 14,000 tons of new materials.