11 September 2020
Shoreham Port regularly assesses its environmental impact to develop strategies to reduce its carbon footprint. All new buildings at the port in the last ten years – transit sheds, industrial and commercial units have been designed to take a full array of solar panels, with a total of 2.6 Megawatts (peak) of panels installed so far. That’s enough to keep about 3,000 average residential properties supplied. All new commercial developments – 26 small units of an average 150 square metres each under development this year – also come with built-in electric car charging points.
Two 100-kilowatt wind turbines have been installed close to the port’s pumphouse, their largest consumer of electricity and in an averagely windy year, these will supply about 550,000 kilowatt-hours, or units, of electricity – more than the pumphouse uses.
Shoreham Port are also looking into the potential for second-life battery energy storage with the intention that they shall increase the proportion of their renewable energy production locally by being better able to match supply to demand.