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[ August 16, 2022   //   ]

Portsmouth International Port has installed 2660 solar panels as part of a green energy scheme managed by Portsmouth City Council with Custom Solar as contractor.

The panels will contribute around 35% of the site’s power as part of the Port’s ambition to be the UK’s first net zero carbon port.

Itwill also help the port offer shore power for smaller ships.

When completed, the 1.2 megawatt peak system, will be the largest solar and battery installation to date across the council’s portfolio of renewable generation systems.

The new battery will work in tandem with a previously announced battery storage pilot, which will balance services to the national grid and storing power during lower pricing periods. When complete, it is estimated that in peak conditions that 98% of the electricity consumed by the port will come from the solar and battery, combined.