The largest cargo port in the US becomes "renewable"

The largest cargo port in the US becomes "renewable"

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The Pasha Green Omni Terminal will feature a storage and solar panel system that will guarantee full capacity during power outages

The Port of Los Angeles is the largest port by container volume and cargo value in the US and it will become 100% sustainable with energy from renewable sources. Covering a surface area of 40 acres, the Pasha Green Omni Terminal will in fact be completely energy independent during power outages thanks to micro-grid solar plant with a 1.03 MWh capacity, able to power at the same time also a storage system, which will supply an additional 2.6 MWh. In addition to this, there will be some zero emission equipment, such as solar energy tractors, which the port will use to manage its structures and activities. The port is also working on a system to cut emissions from anchored ship. The developers claim that once active, this could project (worth $26.6 million), will cut emissions for a total of 3,200 tons/year of greenhouse gases and nearly 28 tons annually of diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and other harmful emissions.