Solar splash as Port of Goole goes green

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 26 Nov 2018

A £1 million solar array investment by ABP at Port of Goole will generate enough clean energy to power the entire site during peak generation times.

A total of 4,341 solar panels are being installed on four rooftops across the UK’s most inland port, with a capacity to deliver 1.1 MW. 

Working with Custom Solar, it is part of a major campaign that will see Britain’s biggest ports operator become one of the largest corporate solar producers in the UK.

It follows major investment at Port of Immingham, where a 4MW scheme saw it recognised as Commercial Roof Top Solar Project of The Year 2018 at the Solar Power Portal Awards.

Goole and Hull port manager, Chris Green, said: “We’re proud that the UK’s most inland port, Goole, will be a significant renewable energy generator in its own right.

“We still have enormous potential to further develop our ports to generate yet more clean energy, reducing the carbon footprint of our businesses and of our customers’ operations.”

The project will reduce CO2 by over 450,000 kg a year – that’s an equivalent of planting over 20,000 trees.

The first installation is taking place at the RMS Boothferry Terminal in a 12-week programme of works. 

Custom Solar director Gary Sucharewycz said: “It’s fantastic to be working on another project with ABP Humber.

“Following the recent success of projects at the Port of Immingham and other ports across the wider ABP group, this recent installation at the Port of Goole is another positive step as ABP implements solar generation across all ports.

“Works have already started on site at Goole and we look forward to completing and commissioning the project prior to the end of 2018.”

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