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SMART

SOLAR

WALLS

A Build Solar project funded by the Sustainable Innovation Fund

SMART SOLAR WALLS FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

With 20,000 miles of narrow linear rail corridors, 2,000 stations and 8,200 commercial proprieties, deploying Smart Solar Walls across UK rail networks has the potential to make a significant contribution to delivering a shift to a low-carbon future

20,000

10,000

18GWp

Miles of UK rail corridors

Stations, commercial properties, car parks, and buildings across the UK rail network

Estimated vertical  solar energy potential across the UK rail network

TIMELINE

FEASIBILITY 

2020

TRANSFORM

2022

2021

PROTOTYPE & DEMONSTRATE

VISION

SMART
+
RENEWABLE
GOING VERTICAL
INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY &
BUSINESS MODELS

There is an urgent need for new sources of renewable energy but we also need to future proof infrastructure so that it can cost-effectively host and power a new generation of digital technologies 

Harvesting solar energy on the vertical axis of buildings and infrastructure unlocks new opportunities for  generating clean electricity without encroaching on habitats or land that should be put to other use

Energy generation, smart technology hosting and construction must integrate in order to realise the most cost-effective, efficient and sustainable future, unlocked by new innovative business models

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