GB£1m solar project at Port of Goole

Goole solar panel installation ABP will install 4,341 solar panels installed on four rooftops at the Port of Goole. Credit: ABP
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Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested over GB£1m on a rooftop solar project at the UK’s Port of Goole to generate enough clean energy to power the port on solar alone during peak generation times.

The project will see 4,341 solar panels installed on four rooftops and is anticipated to reduce CO2 by over 450,000kg each year – the equivalent of planting over 20,000 trees. It will also produce enough electricity (1.1MW) to power around 154 residential homes per year. Surplus supplies will be exported to the grid for external use.

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.”

Three-month project

The first installation is taking place at the RMS Boothferry Terminal, in preparation for the sunny summer months. UK commercial solar installer Custom Solar is heading the 12-week programme.

“Works have already started on site at Goole and we look forward to completing and commissioning the project prior to the end of 2018,” said Gary Sucharewycz, director of Custom Solar, which has a three-year solar installation framework agreement with ABP and has already carried out work at several other ABP-owned ports.

ABP’s Port of Immingham has upped its solar production to over 4MW and in October won ‘Commercial Roof Top Solar Project of The Year 2018’ at the Solar Power Portal Awards.


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