Week In South East Asia: HDB Singapore Launches Sixth SolarNova Tender; Amazon Announces 62 MW Solar Project In Singapore; 2GW Solar Power Project By Solar Philippines Biga Corporation and More

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HDB Singapore Launches Sixth SolarNova Tender With Smart Electrical Sub-meters To Optimise Energy Use

The Housing & Development Board (HDB) has called the sixth solar leasing tender under the SolarNova programme, led jointly with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). The latest tender, with a solar capacity of 70 megawatt-peak (MWp), aggregates public sector demand for the installation of solar panels across 1,198 HDB blocks and 57 government sites. As part of this tender, vendors will be required to install smart electrical sub-meters at HDB blocks to track energy usage. Including this SolarNova tender, HDB has committed a total solar capacity of 330 MWp for 6,901 HDB blocks. This is equivalent to powering 82,500 4-room flats with solar energy, potentially reducing carbon emissions by 198,000 tonnes per year and helping to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Amazon Announces 62 MW Solar Energy Project, It’s First In Singapore

Amazon is the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy, and they have announced their first renewable energy project in Singapore, a 62 megawatt (MW) solar project made up of a series of solar panels mounted on a ground system. When complete in 2022, the project will be among the largest aggregated movable solar energy systems designed and installed in Singapore, and it will contribute net-new renewable energy to the national electricity grid. The project is expected to generate 80,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy annually, enough to power more than 10,000 homes in Singapore.

2GW Solar Power Project To Be Built By Solar Philippines Biga Corporation

Solar Philippines Biga Corporation which is a subsidiary of Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings announced that it is planning to build a 2 gigawatts (GW) solar plant with 6GW battery energy storage system and 600 megawatts (MW) diesel backup in Nasugbu, Batangas. This place is 115 kilometres south west of Metro Manila, Philippines. The project will be developed on an area of 2,000 hectares. The aim is to deliver financial closure of the project in the third quarter of 2022. Construction work is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2022 and complete by the third quarter in 2024.

ADB, Energy Absolute Sign Green Loan For Renewable Energy In Thailand

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (Energy Absolute) signed a 1.5 billion Thai baht ($47.62 million) green loan to finance ongoing renewable energy projects and a countrywide electric vehicle charging network in Thailand. The loan will finance the Nakornsawan Solar and Hanuman Wind power plants, and deploy fast and standard chargers at charging stations across Thailand. Thailand aims to be a regional leader in electric vehicles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from conventional transportation, which currently accounts for around 26% of the country’s total annual emissions. This green loan is the first climate loan in Thailand to be certified by the Climate Bond Initiative, which administers the international Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme.

Phase 1 Of Alaska Milk Station In The Philippines Successfully Connected To The Grid

With Energy China as the EPC contractor, the Phase I of Alaska Milk Station (3.024MW) in the Philippines has been successfully connected to the grid and officially put into operation. The project is 30 km south to Manila, with a planned capacity of 6.048 MW. It will be built in two phases with a single roof area of 30,000 square meters, making it the largest single roof photovoltaic project in the Philippines. After completion, the project will supply electricity to the Alaska Milk Plant, a leading dairy producer in the Philippines. Energy China is responsible for the design, procurement, construction, commissioning and other parts of the project.

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