Shoreham Port has retained its Eco-Port status for a third year, helped in part by its growing solar installations.

The port has looked to reduce its carbon footprint and environmental impact, and installed a 90kW rooftop array on its enterprise centre and one of its sheds as part of a co-operative project funded by local investors to help meet its energy demand.

And the port is now looking to increase its solar presence by installing panels on additional facilities, and hopes to generate around 2MW of power from solar across the Shoreham site.

Some 2,000 panels are already installed at the site and Shoreham Port is currently working with the Brighton Energy Co-operative to introduce further arrays.

“We are making significant steps in improving the carbon footprint of the Port,” said Peter Davies, development director at Shoreham Port, adding: “Ultimately our goal is to ensure that the Port is sustainable and will be here serving the community for many years to come.”

Shoreham Port is one of only seven ports in the UK to be granted EcoPort status by the European Sea Ports Organisation, which assesses ports in collaboration with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.