Telford Opens Off-Grid Bus Station

Telford Opens Off-Grid Bus Station

New wind and solar-powered bus terminals have opened.

According to the local authority, Telford and Wrekin Council’s new Wellington off-grid facility is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom.

The turbines and panels installed alongside bus shelters, built from recycled bottles, will power the electronic timetables, lighting and CCTV.

The council estimates it will save enough carbon to plant more than 750 trees throughout its lifetime.

The local authorities estimate that each shelter will produce 820 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, enough to power a dwelling for three months.

Over the next two years, more eco-bus shelters will be installed across the borough, helping the council become net-zero by 2030.

“The bus shelters are another step forward in our green path to help combat the climate emergency,” said Councillor Carolyn Healy, cabinet member for climate change, green spaces, natural and historic environment, and cultural services.

This is an example of how we’re actively integrating renewable technology into the borough and bringing it to life, helping to improve its climate, biodiversity, and air quality. “We’re pioneering the construction of solar-powered and microwind turbine-powered intelligent shelters,” the council said.

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