Greening of the Locomotive Sector

The Energy Saving Trust's blog

Yes, it’s easy to gather from the punning headline that it’s another train-related blog. This time it’s less about the machine and the track – and more about what’s on the roof of the destination.

Well at least that’s true for King’s Cross Station – no small concern on the UK’s national rail system, who’ve gone out to set a big precedent. A solar glazing system for the new rolling roof structure, no less.

PV cells are integrated into 1,392 glass laminate units in arguably the most ambitious part of the station’s refurb. By a happy coincidence, the whole thing’s due to be ready to start generating by the summer, with an aim of around 175,000 units of electricity per year and over 100 tonnes of CO2 annually.

So is anyone set to follow the English capital’s East Coast terminus’ lead and haul their own arrays up high? You’d…

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