Solar energy is one of the “key switches” for Singapore to create a more affordable, eco-friendly, and reliable energy source.
During Earth Day, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and JTC Corporation shared that Singapore has met its 2020 solar target of 350 megawatt-peak (MWp) – enough to power 60,000 households a year.
This is such an achievement!
It brings Singapore a step closer to achieving its 2030 ambition of producing at least 2 gigawatt-peak (GWp) of solar energy, which would be enough to power about 350,000 households a year.
- JTC plans to extend two of its solar initiatives to optimise the use of over 740,000sqm of industrial land and roof space, which is equivalent to about 103 football fields.
- The next phase of JTC’s SolarLand programme and SolarRoof programme is estimated to contribute over 82MWp of solar energy capacity towards the 2030 national target. These programmes will generate about 78,000 megawatt-hours of electricity to power over 14,600 households and reduce over 32,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
Started in May last year, the SolarLand initiative uses mobile substations and solar photovoltaic systems that can be relocated to alternate sites, should the land be needed for other uses.
These efforts hopefully reduce the carbon footprint and optimise the use of industrial land and roof spaces by installing solar panels to contribute clean energy to Singapore.
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