The World's First Solar Bridge - Prestigious Win For Solarcentury
- Published: Wednesday, 10 July 2013 07:36
Solarcentury has triumphed at the 8th annual British Renewable Energy Awards held in London. Solarcentury was one of four entries contesting Project of the Year, and our Blackfriars Bridge project was chosen by the judges as the winner.
The project is part of a massive upgrade of London’s Blackfriars rail station, built across the Thames in 1886, which Network Rail has been expanding. The station now sits directly on the bridge providing exits on both sides of the river.
Today Blackfriars is the world’s largest solar bridge.
Frans van den Heuvel, CEO, Solarcentury commented: “We are delighted to win the REA Project Award. The word iconic is used too freely but there is no other way to describe this project in the heart of London, crossing the Thames and in view of St Paul’s Cathedral.
“Having such a big solar PV array in the heart of London demonstrates just what architectural feats can be achieved, not just here but anywhere around the world, and we look forward to working on further challenging projects in the future.”