Solar Energy Rise in Singapore

The capacity for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to generate electricity here has nearly quadrupled in the past three years as solar panels have mushroomed all over Singapore. The total installed capacity of such systems has swelled from 33.1MW peak (MWp) in 2014 to 129.8MWp in the first quarter of this year, according to data released by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) yesterday. In 2010, the Economic Strategies Committee set a...

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Smart housing and urban development plans for Singapore

At the Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific Summit 2017 held in Singapore, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong delivered a keynote address on creating competitive and innovative cities. Infrastructure planning Mr Wong said that cities need to find a balance between two opposing goals. Cities need to be liveable and sustainable, with good public spaces, walkable streets and greenery. At the same time, cities need modern...

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Sterling and Wilson To Set Up 23-MW Solar PV Plant In The Philippines.
Nov16

Sterling and Wilson To Set Up 23-MW Solar PV Plant In The Philippines.

India’s leading solar power plant construction company, Sterling and Wilson, has bagged a contract from Sindicatum Renewable Energy of Singapore, to set up a 23 MW solar PV plant in the Clark region of The Philippines. With this contract, Sterling and Wilson, a company of the Shapoorji Pollonji group, has a order book of 101 MW in the Philippines. Sindicatum Renewable Energy, the leading Singapore-headquartered Asian clean energy...

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Singapore BIOPV Commissioned.
Sep23

Singapore BIOPV Commissioned.

Seletar walkway in Singapore is the site of a new Building Integrated Organic PV (BIOPV) system, claimed as Asia’s largest such development. The 30 square metres of Heliafilm, with an average cell efficiency of 7%, have been installed on the walkway roof by Trium, partner to solar system manufacturer Heliatek. The firm says its organic, molecule-based solar technology is less than 1 mm in thickness, using two solar cells of around...

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REC completes solar panel installation at Bugis Junction.
Jun09

REC completes solar panel installation at Bugis Junction.

In Singapore, the mall and office tower at Bugis Junction will be partially powered by solar energy, following the installation of about 1,000 sqm of solar panels at the roof of the complex. Bugis Junction will be able to generate 200,000 kWh of clean energy and mitigate 110 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, solar company REC said. This translates into cost savings of S$30,000 every year for the next 25 years. According to...

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