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Largest Solar Scheme in Humber to be installed in the Port of Hull

£6.8 million has been invested by Associated British Ports (ABP) in the Port of Hull.

This roof mounted solar scheme will be the largest of its kind in the Humber area.

After completion the scheme will more than double the ports renewable energy generation to over 12MW. This means that it will be supplying nearly 30% of the ports energy requirements.

The solar panels are set to be installed on warehouses and workshops throughout the Port of Hull and will be turned on as each panel is completed. The full project is expected to be up and running by summer 2020.

The sustainability of this project is proven in the planning with facts such as:

  • 2,600 tonnes of CO2e will be saved per annum
  • This equals the energy requirements of approximately 1,600 homes
  • When the panels are decommissioned, both the panels and frames are 100% recyclable

To add to this point, Director of ABP Humber Simon Bird commented:

“This solar installation is another vital step toward making our energy supply even more sustainable and even greener… I’m excited to see where this green energy revolution can take us as a port operator”

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Categories: Finance, Sustainability, Electricity, Energy (General)
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