Sustainable energy and water use in industrial sector discussed [News]

July 27, 2014 by  
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By Monica Kotwani, Channel NewsAsia, 4 Jul 2014

The cost of harnessing solar energy for power was one of several concerns raised by industry leaders on Friday at the third focus group discussion reviewing the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint.

At the event, 65 participants discussed the difficulties in adopting greener industrial use of energy and water in Singapore.

Several industry leaders felt that internal production of solar energy gave poor returns on the heavy investment needed as payback can stretch for periods as long as nine years.

And despite avenues to sell surplus energy, meeting the pre-determined quota can prove onerous.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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