Custom Solar has been chosen to deliver Portsmouth City Council’s ‘ground-breaking’ solar and battery installation at Portsmouth International Port. The system will incorporate roof-mounted solar panels across several buildings, as well as a large battery and solar canopies. Overall, the 750kW peak system will include 1,670 solar panels, capable of contributing 30% of the sites power. It will be the first UK port to have solar canopies and a megawatt sized battery installed as part of a renewable installation according to Portsmouth City Council’s energy services team. The 1MWh battery will capture power that would otherwise be exported, and will work in tandem with an upcoming battery pilot at the port. The Port Energy Systems Optimisation (PESO) project was announced in June, and will include the design and construction of a dual chemistry battery which will be a lithium-ion and lead acid hybrid.
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