Urban Cities Looking to Floating Solar Panels for Alternative Energy Generation

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By Jun Wei Ee | 1Q 2021 | IN-6015

 

Singapore's Floating Solar Panels Project

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In August 2020, Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB and Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore—a unit of Sembcorp Industries—announced the commencement of the construction of a floating solar power plant at the Tengeh Reservoir that is capable of generating 60 megawatts of peak power (MWp). With this build being one of the world’s largest inland floating solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, it will not only help reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels and therefore carbon emissions, but also aid in a more sustainable future, a key aim of Singapore’s climate resilience plans.

This major scale solar PV system at Tengeh Reservoir is the first of its kind in the region and will enable Singapore to integrate green technology into its water treatment operations. Once the project commences its full commercial operations in 2021, it will enable the PUB to offset 7% of its annual energy needs and will be...

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