London has accomplished yet another milestone as they continue to advance into the ecofriendly age as well as turn to cleaner energy rendering solutions. The latest is said to be the world’s first solar bridge which has finally been completed.
The Solar Bridge is situated over at the Blackfriars station, something that was completed through the efforts of Solarcentury and Network Rail.
Over 4,400 photovoltaic panels cover the newly completed bridge, which now accounts for half of the power needed by the former energy hog bridge to operate.
The Blackfriars solar bridge stretches across the River Thames, transporting thousands of commuters every day from South London out of one of the busiest stations in the city. The station already accommodates electric trains, which make public transportation even more green, but with the new solar bridge that took five years to complete is expected to make the station even more sustainable.