#SmartCities: Polysolar energy-generating bus shelter launched in Canary Wharf

#SmartCities: Polysolar energy-generating bus shelter launched in Canary Wharf

Polysolar , the Level39 member which develops and manufactures photovoltaic energy-generating glass, has installed its material on a bus shelter just outside Level39’s building, One Canada Square.

The launch was officiated by London mayoral Green Party candidate Sian Berry and CEO and chairman of Canary Wharf Group, Sir George Iacobescu CBE.

The glass generates clean renewable electricity in low and ambient light – energy which will be used to run smart signage and other infrastructure on the estate.

The bus shelter is capable of generating 2000 kW hours per year – enough electricity to power the average London home!

Dr Joanna Slota-Newson, Chief Technology Officer of Polysolar said: “Key requirements to enable wider adoption of solar energy are value for money without subsidy, and attractive architectural aesthetics. Our transparent solar glass meets both these needs through multi-functionality: the solar panel becomes part of the structure itself, looks great and also generates energy efficiently.”

Polysolar, who are a former Cognicity challenge participant and current Cognicity Hub member join a distinguished list of smart city companies also trialling their products on the Canary Wharf estate.

Strawberry Energy has a number of a solar-powered smart benches on the estate, while Voyage Control is being used to organise freight deliveries into Canary Wharf.