Port of Amsterdam to Host Solar Project

 09 Aug 2018 11.03am

Logistics provider CWT will use over 41,000 solar panels to generate energy at the Port of Amsterdam as part of a new sustainability initiative.

The panels, which are spread across five locations, will form the largest solar project in Amsterdam.

CWT are aiming to carry out transport and sea shipping operations in a more sustainable manner, and will use the roofs of its building facilities to generate solar power.

Nazery Khalid discusses the rise of green shipping in a recent Port Technology technical paper

In order to realise maximum yields from the roof surface, it has been decided to use extra powerful 300 watt peak solar panels. 

It is believed that the overall total of 41,114 solar panels will produce more than 11,000,000 kWh of green electricity together.

Once the solar panels are operational, enough energy will be generated to supply approximately 3,100 households in surrounding residential areas.

CWT is working alongside Dutch solar energy firm KiesZon, who will help with the development, financing, and realisation of the project.

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