King’s Cross Concourse Lit up by Solar Glazing 22nd March, 2012 Thomas Ridgley
A £1.3m project to fit a 240kW system to the roof of one of the oldest and grandest train stations in London, King’s Cross Station, is close to being finished.
Two new barrel-vaulted roofs that rise well above the stations platforms are having a number of solar cells installed, following the new roof which was installed last week.
Blackfriars is another project which was completed earlier this year when it re-opened. The station boasts a 4,400-solar panel array that runs all the way along the roof of a railway bridge which spans the River Thames in London. This is expected to generate around 900,000 kWh of electricity each year which equates to nearly half of the station’s demand.
This project and the King’s Cross project are both part of the Network Rail green building programme. This programme aims to support the company’s goal of reducing carbon emissions by 25% per passenger kilometre by the end of the decade.
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