Polysolar install the UK’s first solar photovoltaic glass bus shelter.

Commissioned by the Canary Wharf Group , Polysolar installed it’s innovative transparent photovoltaic glass into a new bus shelter located outside HSBC’s headquarters on the Canary Wharf estate.  Constructed by Marshalls, the modern aluminium shelter deploys Polysolar’s glass in the roof and wall of the canopy.  The bus shelter generates enough electricity, approximately 2000kWh per year, to power the average London apartment, although the renewable energy generated is used to power the lighting and signage and then fed through to power the shopping centre below.

Polysolar’s thin-film PV laminate glass captures part of the sunlight to generate carbon-free electricity and deliver a degree of shading, while still enabling it to be see through.  Despite the shaded urban location the Polysolar PV glass works even in ambient and reflected light, meaning that the bus shelter is still generating carbon-free electricity even on the dullest day.

Opened this summer by the Green Party Mayoral Candidate Sian  Berry and Chairman and CEO of Canary Wharf Sir George Lacobescu, the Bus shelter represents a public demonstration of the technology which is now being deployed in building facades and skylights across London.