Scottish Solar Power is to build a new solar farm for ABP plc in north-west England – which will generate up to 220,000 kWh.
The solar panels will be linked to the network which powers the port estate, providing sustainable energy and cutting the port’s carbon footprint. Surplus electricity will be exported to the national grid.
A total of 960 solar panels are due to be installed on the northern side of Marshall Dock, adjacent to Carr’s Flour Mill at Port of Silloth, near Carlisle. Work will be completed in the coming months.
Deputy Harbour Master and Short Sea Pilot, Ian Macpherson said: “The installation of these solar panels is the latest renewable energy project for the Port of Silloth.
“In November last year we installed roof solar panels, and we’ve also installed solar power lighting at entrances of the port and New Dock.
“This latest development, which has been championed by the team in Silloth, is a great example of how we can reduce our impact on the environment and create more sustainable ports.”