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Forth floating solar passes first big test

[ November 9, 2023   //   ]

Nova Innovation has installed a marine floating solar demonstrator to power Forth Ports’ headquarters in the Port of Leith as part of the latter’s commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2042.

The marine solar demonstrator was built and installed by Nova over the summer and has already successfully passed its first big test generating electricity through the formidable ‘Storm Babet’ in October – a promising start as it prepares for the Scottish winter ahead.

Director of Energy for Forth Ports, David Webster, said: “Working with Nova Innovation demonstrates our drive towards progressive change within the maritime industry, as well as supporting our commitment to carbon neutrality by 2032 and achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2042.”