Seattle’s solar panel roofs to offset carbon

Fishermen’s Terminal Work to install solar panels on the roofs on the net sheds at the Port of Seattle's Fishermen’s Terminal is underway. Image courtesy of Joe Mabel Wikimedia
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Work has begun to install solar panels at the Port of Seattle to save electricity and offset carbon emissions.

The project to replace roofs on the net sheds at the port’s Fishermen’s Terminal is anticipated to modernise port facilities and demonstrate the efficiency of solar (photovoltaic power production.

On its website, the port stated: “Solar power is sparking interest among project managers working to modernize Port facilities.

“Planners estimate that the solar panels on one of the net sheds could produce 11,000 kilowatts of electricity per year, reducing carbon emissions by 279 pounds. The project could be in place by the end of 2017.”

The port said engineers are looking at the feasibility of installing solar panels at Pier 69, the Port of Seattle headquarters, as well as other port properties.

It added that the potential exists to offset carbon emissions by hundreds of thousands of pounds per year, reducing greenhouse gases that lead to climate change.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), a partnership between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, recently updated a mobile app that helps reduce air emissions related to cargo transportation to improve its efficiency.



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