Sunny prospects for solar power in Singapore, say industry players [News]

September 10, 2014 by  
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By Linette Lim, Channel NewsAsia, 5 Sep 2014

Solar power provides for less than 1 per cent of Singapore’s electricity needs right now, but studies by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore indicate that this could rise to at least 5 per cent over the next ten to 35 years, as the declining cost of harnessing solar power generation and installation makes it a more viable source of alternative energy.

More HDB rooftops are being installed with solar panels, and the Land Transport Authority plans to place solar panels on the roofs of Tuas and Gali Batu train depots by 2016.

After a tender next year, such panels may soon be found on other Government buildings, such as schools and army camps. Last week, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said an aggregated tender of solar panels across Government agencies in Singapore will be called in 2015.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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