Understanding the Solar Landscape in Singapore with the National Solar Repository
The National Solar Repository of Singapore (NSR) was launched in Nov last year, and is administered by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB), Singapore Polytechnic, and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
The NSR serves as a one-stop platform for those interested in understanding the solar landscape in Singapore. The NSR publishes a map and database of the solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed at commercial, industrial and residential buildings in Singapore.
On the NSR website, information about the PV systems are provided, including owner and location, system size in kWp, commission date, cell technology, system integrator, and module and inverter brand. Photos of the different PV systems, and meteorological data from the SERIS meteorological station are also available.
The NSR is useful for those interested in understanding the solar market and find existing PV installations in Singapore. As we see more solar systems being installed when the costs of solar energy comes down in the coming years, the NSR would become more valuable in understanding the increasingly complex solar landscape in Singapore.