Buchanan Bus Station in the heart of Glasgow now boasts a £20,000 solar panel system as part of owner Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs.
The 10kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system will improve SPT’S eco credentials while helping power the bus station in Killermont Street, Glasgow.
It will generate approximately 8,000kWh of electricity, saving 4.6 tonnes of CO2 every year.
These marvellous new solar panels at Buchanan Bus Station will help us to create a cleaner, more sustainable environment.
Jonathan Findlay, SPT Chairman
SPT will not only benefit from the solar panel system by generating free electricity, but also from receiving payments from the UK Government’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT) which could amount to more than £5,000 per annum.
SPT Chairman Jonathan Findlay said: “We are always looking for innovative ways of reducing our carbon footprint and also our costs.
“These marvellous new solar panels at Buchanan Bus Station will help us to do that and also help us to create a cleaner, more sustainable environment.
“Also, because we can benefit from the Government’s feed back scheme, the solar panels could have paid for themselves within five years.”