Port of Rotterdam informed that solar power is starting to gain ground in the port, with sizeable expanses of roof surface fitted with solar panels at the RDM site and Waalhaven, and many of buoys, dolphins and waterway markings already powered by their own solar panels.
“It’s great to see solar power being used in all sorts of new and creative ways. But we could do so much more in our port. You can still see a huge number of virginal, uncovered roof surfaces. This equals a huge volume of potential power-generating capacity that has not yet been tapped into. A global scan shows that the roofs of the port’s warehouses alone represent a potential generating capacity of 100 megawatts. This is enough to satisfy the annual power requirement of some 30,000 households,” noted Remco Neumann, CSR Programme Manager.