L to R: Allan Schurr, president of Edison Energy; Doug Drummond, commissioner of the Port of Long Beach; Anthony Otto, president of Long Beach Container Terminal; Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia; Gina Heng, vice president and general manager of Mitsubishi Electric Photovoltaic Division; and James Hankla, senior vice president of governmental relations at PFMG Solar, watch the ceremonial flip of the switch to power on the new 904.75kW solar array at Long Beach
CYPRESS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Port of Long Beach is doing its part to contribute to a sustainable environment with the installation of a 904.75kW Mitsubishi Electric photovoltaic (PV) system at the second-busiest seaport in the United States. The system includes 3,290 Mitsubishi Electric solar modules and has the potential to generate approximately 1,547MWh of energy per year. Annually, the system is expected to prevent 1,127 tons of carbon dioxide from polluting the environment.
“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.”
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 of Long Beach terminal E. Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT), a subsidiary of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), operates the terminal.
LBCT has purchased the electricity generated by the system through a 25-year power purchase agreement with SoCore Energy/Edison Energy. As part of the LBCT Pier E redevelopment project, the PV system will contribute to making LBCT one of the greenest, most technologically advanced container terminals in the world.