Port Of Long Beach Goes Greener With Solar Carports

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 29, 2016 1 Comment
Categories : Projects & Contracts

The Port of Long Beach, Calif., has commissioned a new 904.75 kW solar PV project, which includes 3,290 Mitsubishi Electric solar panels and has the potential to generate approximately 1,547 MWh of energy per year.

The PV system, installed by Rosendin Electric and developed by PFMG Solar, is built on the roof of 12 carport structures at two sites at the port’s Terminal E. Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT), a subsidiary of Orient Overseas Container Line, operates the terminal and is buying the system’s output through a 25-year power purchase agreement with SoCore Energy/Edison Energy.

“With the aggressive environmental measures mandated by the Green Port Policy, the Port of Long Beach is a model for ports around the world. This new solar system at LBCT Terminal E helps us become the first near-zero-emission container terminal on the planet,” says Anthony Otto, president of LBCT.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia comments, “Long Beach Container Terminal is taking a leadership role toward a more sustainable city. I applaud the efforts of all parties involved in this installation, making LBCT a shining example of environmentally friendly port operations.”

Photo courtesy of Glen Marzano

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