Solar Panels on bus stops

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3844
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many bus stop adverts or countdown indicators are powered by solar panels?

Answer

Answer for Solar Panels on bus stops

Answer for Solar Panels on bus stops

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is keen to explore carbon technology including solar and LED where feasible. At present, solar lighting technology cannot deliver sufficient power for Countdown signs. TfL is continuously looking at new technology, so this may change in the future.

The same was true of advert panels in bus shelters, but in recent weeks, TfL's advertising contractor has installed a trial shelter with solar powered advert panels on Waterloo Bridge. If the level of lighting - which is lower than with mains power - proves acceptable to advertisers, it is possible that more will be rolled out.