In pictures: World's largest solar powered bridge in London

With over 6,000m of PV panels, Blackfriars is now the worlds largest solar-powered bridge, providing 50% of the stations energy and saving over 450,000 kg of CO2.
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The panelled roof of Blackfriars Bridge, currently the world's largest solar-powered bridge, is seen from the south bank of the River Thames on July 4, 2017 in London, England. As the solar industry marked its fourth annual 'Solar Independence Day' to promote the use of the environmentally-friendly energy, a recent survey showed that 86% of the population backed solar energy. (Getty Images)
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Solar panels are seen on the top of the Tate Modern gallery on July 4, 2017 in London, England. As the solar industry marked its fourth annual 'Solar Independence Day' to promote the use of the environmentally-friendly energy, a recent survey showed that 86% of the population backed solar energy. (Getty Images)
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A general view of Blackfriars Bridge, currently the world's largest solar-powered bridge, is seen from the south bank of the River Thames on July 4, 2017 in London, England. As the solar industry marked its fourth annual 'Solar Independence Day' to promote the use of the environmentally-friendly energy, a recent survey showed that 86% of the population backed solar energy. (Getty Images)
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The panelled roof of Blackfriars Bridge, currently the world's largest solar-powered bridge, is seen from the south bank of the River Thames on July 4, 2017 in London, England. As the solar industry marked its fourth annual 'Solar Independence Day' to promote the use of the environmentally-friendly energy, a recent survey showed that 86% of the population backed solar energy. (Getty Images)
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A general view of Blackfriars Bridge, currently the world's largest solar-powered bridge, is seen from the south bank of the River Thames on July 4, 2017 in London, England. As the solar industry marked its fourth annual 'Solar Independence Day' to promote the use of the environmentally-friendly energy, a recent survey showed that 86% of the population backed solar energy. (Getty Images)
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The panelled roof of Blackfriars Bridge, currently the world's largest solar-powered bridge, is seen from the south bank of the River Thames on July 4, 2017 in London, England. As the solar industry marked its fourth annual 'Solar Independence Day' to promote the use of the environmentally-friendly energy, a recent survey showed that 86% of the population backed solar energy. (Getty Images)
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The panelled roof of Blackfriars Bridge, currently the world's largest solar-powered bridge, is seen from the south bank of the River Thames on July 4, 2017 in London, England. As the solar industry marked its fourth annual 'Solar Independence Day' to promote the use of the environmentally-friendly energy, a recent survey showed that 86% of the population backed solar energy. (Getty Images)
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