Amsterdam focuses on solar to get greener
Port of Amsterdam is to install thousands of solar panels to clean up its energy supply and increase its sustainability.
The 100,000 m2 (17 MW) of solar panels to be installed on buildings by 2020 will make the port area the largest solar farm in the region.
“Our goal is to double the number of square metres of solar panels annually to create sustainable energy for both our customers and the residents of Amsterdam,” said Koen Overtoom, CEO, Port of Amsterdam.
He added that the port has just received a grant for the first 19,000m2 of panels which paves the way to install panels on the rooftops of seven buildings in the port area, equivalent to the size of three football pitches.
Solar panels will not only be installed on the roofs of six port owned buildings, but also on the office and warehouse of PARO, one of the first private companies in the area to make a substantial contribution to solar.
Going forward three warehouses occupied by Feadship, Prodock and the PTA cruise terminal will be equipped with a total of 11,500 solar panels, with a capacity of 2.8 million KWh per year of green electricity. This is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 900 households.
The port wants to make it easier for businesses in the port area to go solar. It is looking at coordinating joint purchasing of solar panels, as well as maintenance and monitoring of them.
On a wider scale, the port is aiming for a substantial greening of energy supply in the area reducing energy prices significantly.
LATEST PRESS RELEASES
Christchurch, 06 July 2018 – PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Pelindo I) has chosen the terminal operating ... Read more
Gantrex has recently announced the launch of a whole new product category to its portfolio, the TrenchLok™ Cable Trench Cover.
Gantrex’ TrenchLok™ cable trench cover, efficiently and economically protects cranes’ power cables f... Read more
TGI Maritime Software launches two complementary modules allowing yard optimization and hazardous co... Read more
Asia’s future energy needs on the agenda at Tank Storage Asia 2018: Read more
Portunus Naem, the Egyptian branch of Portunus Port Spares & services is appointed as official Dana ... Read more
Our new office in Spain is not even a year old and we already celebrate two successfully completed i... Read more