|BI PV Project Summary|
|Name project||Vauxhall Cross Transport Interchange|
|Year||2004-08-26 (Start operation date)|
|PV application||Structures - building structures with PV: other|
|PV power total||30.24 kWp|
|Summary||The Vauxhall Cross Transport Interchange is a striking landmark building in the heart of London. It is an excellent showcase for how photovoltaics (PV) can both enhance a structure and produce electricity in an urban environment.
Vauxhall Cross is part of a major improvement programme to deliver an integrated public transport system in London, allowing easier access to, and change between bus, underground and rail. It is located on the southern boundary of the Mayor of London’s congestion charging zone.
The interchange has a photovoltaic array incorporated into a canopy which provides shelter to the bus station. The canopy takes the form of a sculptural ribbon running the length of the bus station, with PV installed on the upper surface of the cantilevered ends.
The interchange handles 2000 buses, 712 London Underground services, 730 rail services and 45,000 commuters daily. The PV system provides up to 30 per cent of the energy required to power the bus station area over the course of the year.|