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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…

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…

Go-Ahead to conduct six-month trial of buses with solar panels

Your bus ride in Singapore could soon be partially powered by the sun. Bus operator Go-Ahead Singapore has installed ultra-thin solar panels on the roofs of two of its buses, which will run on Service 15. This is…

Consider hydrogen fuel cell cars

As petrol stations gear up to offer charging points for battery-powered EVs, and the debate on alternative power for automobiles continues, we should not ignore the potential benefits of another green technology, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). FCVs…

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…

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…

Singapore-based solar energy provider Sunseap secures series E funding

Sunseap Group said it has secured its series E round from Dubai conglomerate Dutco Group. Dutco operates in construction, integrated modular technology solutions, manufacturing, real estate, oil and gas, freight and logistics, and hospitality sectors. The investment comes…

Munching maggots help Singapore startup secure lucrative biomaterial

In a quiet, mainly residential district of Singapore, trays of writhing black soldier fly larvae munch their way through hundreds of kilograms of food waste a day. The protein-rich maggots can be sold for pet food or fertiliser,…

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,…

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…

HDB calls for sixth tender to install solar panels on 1,198 HDB blocks, 57 government sites

In its latest push to generate more clean energy in Singapore, HDB has called for its sixth tender to install solar panels across 1,198 HDB blocks and 57 government sites on Fri. This is to meet demand for…

Hospital plants 50 trees in support of NParks’ 1 million tree goal

Farrer Park Hospital became the first hospital here to support the national Plant-A-Tree programme on Fri. A total of 50 trees were planted at Sungei Serangoon Park Connector by 25 volunteers, who included pioneer staff of Farrer Park…

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…

Are you prepared? PUB campaign highlights how climate change threatens Singapore’s weather, coastlines

Dramatic scenes of a couple rushing to protect a young boy from being engulfed by a wall of seawater. Prolonged dry spells and heavy rain. A new campaign by PUB aims to raise awareness of the impact climate…

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,…

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…

Sustainability targets for built environment sector under newest Green Building Masterplan

Amid a nationwide push for sustainability, more ambitious targets to green the built environment sector have been set under the latest edition of the Singapore Green Building Masterplan (SGBMP). The fourth edition of the SGBMP comes as part…

Solar power for most schools as MOE aims for 2030 carbon-neutral target

Progressively equipping schools with solar panels over the next decade is one way MOE plans to reach its target of getting at least 20 per cent of schools to be carbon-neutral by 2030. On Thurs, Minister for Education…

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…

Industry collaborations key to unlocking S’pore’s carbon neutral ambitions

Industry players are tackling Singapore’s ambition to reduce carbon emissions in a range of ways, from calling on innovators to conjure up sustainability solutions to setting up incubation labs to help develop start-ups with an eco-friendly bent. Temasek…

Wider impact from greening plan

The Singapore Green Plan 2030, which has just been released, offers an ambitious blueprint for taking the country to its next phase of environmental development, akin to the economic plans that accelerated Singapore’s economic development in the 1960s…

Singaporeans to lead greener lives with Green Plan 2030

Singaporeans look set to lead much greener lives by 2030, with new sustainability initiatives launched to change the way they work, study and play. The Singapore Green Plan 2030, released by five ministries yesterday, will chart the country’s…

Here’s what life could look like when the new Green Plan is realised in 2030

When you wake up in the morning to get ready for work, you switch off the solar-powered fan in your bedroom and head to the shower. Standing under newly replaced shower fittings that lighten the utilities bill, you…

Green Plan seeks to create new jobs, make use of sustainability as ‘competitive advantage’ for Singapore

A green economy which will seek to create new jobs, transform local industries, and harness sustainability as a competitive advantage, will be part of Singapore’s push for sustainable development. Named as one of the five key pillars in…

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