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Efforts ongoing to encourage adoption of solar energy

We thank Forum contributor Lek Lee Eng for his feedback and suggestions. The installed solar capacity in landed homes has grown about four times since 2015, from 3.6 MWp to around 14.9 MWp as at the fourth quarter…

Sunseap signs multi-year solar energy agreement with Facebook

Sunseap Group has signed a multi-year VPPA with FBfor solar energy from Singapore’s largest offshore floating solar farm. The energy from the five MWp offshore floating PV system located in the Straits of Johor will be exported to…

SP Group building Southeast Asia’s first large-scale underground substation

SP Group is building SEA’s first large-scale underground substation in Labrador, in a move to optimise space for urban development in land-scarce Singapore, it said on Tues. Scheduled for completion in 2024, the substation will serve the electricity…

Singapore must ensure digital infrastructure is environmentally sustainable, says Desmond Lee

As the digital economy continues to grow, it is important for Singapore to ensure that its digital infrastructure is “as environmentally sustainable as possible”, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Tues. He was speaking for the opening of…

Solar vision: Why it’s not all sunshine and roses for Singapore’s solar energy plans

Dutchman Edgare Kerkwijk must be “walking on sunshine”. His solar business, to use his own words, is going “gangbusters” and his phone has been blowing up. “Every time one of the ministers says something about green energy, we…

Singapore looks to grow power generation capacity

The Republic is looking to develop its power generation capacity to ensure electricity supply remains reliable, with some power plants here near retirement and appetite for electricity set to grow in view of emerging sectors such as EVs,…

Sunseap installs offshore floating solar farms in Johor Straits

Sunseap Group has completed the installation of one of the world’s largest offshore floating solar farms in Johor Straits. The installation involved a total of over 13,000 panels, 40 inverters, and more than 30,000 floats. It is expected…

The changing geopolitics of clean energy will impact Singapore’s Green Plan

Over the last month, as different ministries debated in Parliament at the COS, two key speeches on the energy component of Singapore’s Green Plan were made. MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing and Second Minister Tan See Leng outlined…

Limits to using data and AI to boost food security

I refer to the Opinion piece “How AI can strengthen food resilience” (Mar 17). While I appreciate that AI can help to strengthen Singapore’s food resilience, I am disappointed that the authors did not also provide its limitations,…

Boost use of solar power for heating

I watch with great interest the new green energy initiatives that the Singapore Government is embarking on. I think it is about time Singapore realised how much electricity can be generated from the sun. It is hard for…

Make it cheaper for people to install solar panels

The Government has indicated it wants to quadruple the use of solar energy by 2025, as part of Singapore’s Green Plan 2030. An under-tapped area is for those living in landed homes to install solar panels on their…

Sunseap, Amazon sign agreement for clean solar energy to be tapped from JTC’s solar farms

Amazon has signed an agreement with Sunseap Group, marking its first renewable energy project in the Republic. When completed in 2022, the project will be among the largest aggregated moveable solar energy systems designed and installed in Singapore,…

Singapore’s data centre market among top 10 in the world: reports

Singapore is one of the top ideal markets for data centres across the globe, recent reports showed. The Arcadis Data Centre Location Index 2021 ranked Singapore the second most attractive city to build data centres, out of a…

Sembcorp awarded 60 MWp solar project by HDB and EDB

Sembcorp has been awarded a 60 MWp solar project by HDB and EDB, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sembcorp Solar Singapore. Grid-tied rooftop solar systems with a total capacity of 60 MWp will be built across 1,154 HDB blocks…

Electric vehicles less pollutive, but not the most sustainable mode of transport: Ong Ye Kung

In promoting wider adoption of EVs here, Singapore must be careful not to go overboard, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Fri. Public transport is still the most sustainable way to get around the island, he added,…

First water, now energy as Singapore’s key challenge for the next 50 years: Chan Chun Sing

After addressing the issue of meeting Singapore’s water needs for the past 50 years, meeting the country’s energy needs sustainably will be the country’s primary challenge for the next five decades, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing. “When…

Space-starved Singapore builds floating solar farms in climate fight

Thousands of panels glinting in the sun stretch into the sea off Singapore, part of the land-scarce city-state’s push to build floating solar farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It may be one of the world’s smallest countries,…

How clean is green?

The electric drive is gearing up for the fast lane. And policymakers are swinging both sticks and carrots to push more on board the EV bandwagon. The huge driving force behind this is sustainability. But research is pointing…

Singapore’s Green Plan 2030 seen as a concrete but cautious step towards a low-carbon economy

Singapore has made it clear that it is serious about decarbonising its economy but will proceed only at a measured pace to avoid any major business disruption or jobs displacement. Ministers took turns during the parliamentary debate on…

EMA seeks proposals for trial to import electricity from Malaysia

EMA is seeking proposals to appoint an importer for a two-year trial to import electricity from Malaysia. The imported electricity should preferably be from low-carbon sources, EMA said on Fri. It added that proposals for electricity imported from…

Budget debate: Electricity prices likely to go up, but efforts will be made to ensure a gradual rise

Electricity prices are likely to increase as Singapore’s electricity overcapacity situation normalises and fuel prices rise, said Second Minister for MTI Tan See Leng on Thurs. However, he noted that price surges and volatilities will be managed. “Even…

Budget debate: S’pore must tackle climate change while balancing trade-offs, says Teo Chee Hean

Climate change poses an existential challenge for Singapore, but the country’s unique constraints mean the trade-offs it faces in cutting its emissions are much starker than what most other nations face, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said on…

Trade-offs and challenges ahead as Singapore moves towards cleaner energy: Tan See Leng

Singapore needs to obtain energy that is secure and reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable but seeking to achieve each means trade-offs for the others, said Dr Tan See Leng, Second Minister for MTI on Thurs. He highlighted this…

S’pore’s electricity grid to be expanded, upgraded to cater for more electric vehicles: Tan See Leng

Singapore’s electricity grid will be expanded and upgraded as the Government encourages greater adoption of EVs, Dr Tan See Leng said on Thurs. The Second Minister for MTI said in Parliament: “It is, indeed, a function of supply…

Union Gas studying potential of redeveloping fuel station into multi-fuels and energy facility

Union Gas Holdings said on Wed that it is working with Surbana Jurong to study the potential of redeveloping its fuel station at Old Toh Tuck Road into a multi-fuels and energy facility, which it claims would be…

Sunseap, Tenaga forming venture to trial Singapore electricity imports from Malaysia

Malaysia’s largest electricity utility, Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), and Singapore-based solar firm Sunseap Group announced on Tues they are forming a JV to trial clean electricity imports into Singapore from Malaysia. The partnership will import 100 MW of…

Renewable energy imports key to carbon neutrality

The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the foundations of societies and economies across the globe. But as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote in a blog post, climate change could be five times as deadly as Covid-19 by 2100. The…

Home Team Academy’s new chillers save enough energy to power nearly 350 4-room flats

Efforts to achieve sustainability goals for the public sector are getting a boost with the switch to chillers with lower greenhouse gas emissions, something done at HTA two years ago. HTA installed two low global warming potential (low-GWP)…

Budget 2021: Some govt agencies to make early switch to chillers using refrigerants with low global warming potential

The transition to a more sustainable Singapore requires all hands on deck, with actions by the government, businesses and people a key enabler, said DPM Heng on Tues. And there will be initiatives on all three fronts to…

S’pore Green Plan – many existing initiatives but also some new targets

The Singapore Green Plan 2030 was launched amid much anticipation on Wed, following an earlier parliamentary declaration that climate change is a global emergency. But a closer examination of the targets set out under the plan has shown…

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