£300,000 solar plans for Port of Silloth

Plans to build a new £300,000 solar farm at the Port of Silloth have been unveiled. A total of 960 panels will be installed on the northern side of the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Plans to build a new £300,000 solar farm at the Port of Silloth have been unveiled.

A total of 960 panels will be installed on the northern side of the Marshall Dock, which are expected to generate up to 220,000kWh of electricity.

The energy produced will be used to power the port estate, providing green energy and cutting its carbon footprint.

Excess electricity will be exported to the national grid, according to Associated British Ports (ABP).

Andrew Harston, Short Sea Ports Director said: “ABP is committed to the environment and we are always looking for opportunities where we can invest in renewable energy projects across our ports.

“This latest development is a great example of how we can reduce our impact on the environment and create more sustainable ports.”

Last week ABP announced it is investing £2 million in a wind project in Wales.