The installation of a 49.5kWp solar power generating cycle shelter at Cambridge North railway station has been completed.

The system was developed by Polysolar alongside contractors Williams Renewables, Fourway and Atkins as part of the station’s £50 million redevelopment.

196 semi-transparent solar PV glazing panels were installed as part of a sustainable space that occupies 1000 bikes.

Every year the project is expected to produce up to 52MWh of clean electricity, saving more than 25 tons of CO2.

Hamish Watson, CEO at Polysolar, said the new station highlights Network Rail and Cambridge City’s commitment to encourage sustainable transport, renewable energy and the environment.

Cambridge North station opened on Sunday 21 May 2017 and manages over 3000 commuter journeys every day via direct transport links to Kings Cross, Liverpool Street and Norwich railway stations.