The Energy Market Authority (EMA) has partnered JTC to launch a S$6 million open call for clean energy innovations on Jurong Island, with support from Enterprise Singapore (ESG).
The new partnership will be supported by ESG’s Open Innovation initiative, which aims to help SMEs and startups develop innovative solutions. The said partnership will accelerate the deployment of clean energy in Singapore and will boost local capabilities.
In a joint release, the three parties said applications for the request for proposals are now open and will close on Jan 24, 2022.
Funds will be used to support prototyping and demonstration of solutions on Jurong Island over the next two year, said the release.
The open call seeks to focus on advancing clean energy technologies in renewable energy, such as the latest developments in solar photovoltaic (PV) materials, innovative methods in deploying solar PV, and efficient conversion of solar energy for industrial uses.
Other focus areas include low carbon solutions as well as energy storage systems with improved fire safety and technologies with higher energy density to reduce the land needed for deployment in Singapore.
EMA’s chief executive Ngiam Shih Chun said these areas are key to decarbonising Singapore’s power sector, which currently accounts for around 40 % of Singapore’s total carbon emissions.