Week In South East Asia: JTC Corporation And Shell To Develop Semakau Solar Farm In Singapore; AC Energy’s 120 MW Alaminos Solar Farm is Now Operational and More

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JTC Corporation And Shell To Develop Semakau Solar Farm In Singapore

JTC Corporation (JTC) and Shell Singapore have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding supported by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Energy Market Authority (EMA) to jointly explore developing a solar farm on part of Semakau Landfill, south of the Singapore mainland. If successful, the solar farm would reduce the country’s carbon emissions and meet its growing clean energy needs. The solar farm will also be the first large-scale solar project in Singapore where a sanitary landfill is also used for clean energy generation. This project is aligned with Singapore’s target to increase solar deployment to at least 2GWp by 2030. The solar farm is expected take up an area of 60ha and have a capacity of at least 72MWp, sufficient to reduce CO2 emissions by 37,000 tonnes a year. The energy produced can power up to 17,500 households for a year.

AC Energy’s 120 MW Alaminos Solar Farm is Now Operational

120 MW GigaSol Alaminos in Laguna, one of the country’s largest solar farms, has started exporting renewable energy into the grid. It is the second largest solar plant in the Philippines, and can generate enough power to supply clean energy to approximately 80,000 homes. Apart from generating sustainable energy that can power approximately 80,000 homes while avoiding 111,034.37 MT CO2e of greenhouse gases, the GigaSol Alaminos solar farm is notable for its pioneering Sustainability Hub where AC Energy has started to integrate the circular approach.

Risen Energy To Set Up Solar PV Manufacturing Plant In Malaysia

Risen Energy which is a Solar PV manufacturing company is set to establish its first production facility in Southeast Asia as part of its strategic plan for the region. It has plans to invest $13.35 billion over 15 years in a new solar PV cell and module manufacturing hub in Malaysia. This will be a 3GW manufacturing facility in Kedah, in Malaysia’s northwest region. The construction at the Kulim Hi-Tech Park will be completed by the end of this year, while commercial activities are expected to begin in Q1 2022. This new facility is likely to contribute an annual production capacity of 3 GW for the first five years.

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