Sunseap Group today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with various local and international partners to explore and develop solar power systems with combined capacity of 7 GW around the Riau islands, including a previously announced 2.2 GW floating solar PV in Duriangkang, Batam.
The proposed solar power system is one of the largest cross-border interconnect clean energy projects in Southeast Asia and will help Singapore and Indonesia meet their green goals.
The project will help Singapore and Indonesia meet their green energy goals and would be one of the largest cross-border interconnected clean energy projects in Southeast Asia, Sunseap said in the press release.
“Coupled with multiple energy storage systems totaling more than 12 GWhr, the project aims to provide 1 GW of non-intermittent low-carbon clean energy for Singapore and Indonesia,” it added.
Frank Phuan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sunseap, said “This will be one of the most consequential clean energy project for Singapore and Indonesia. By linking various solar islands to eventually create a 7 GWp system, we are able to further optimise the subsea cable, leading to reduced cost of transmission and hence bring more affordable low-carbon clean energy to everyone in Singapore and Indonesia.
The consortium aims to match the required low-carbon electricity imports into Singapore of 1.2 GW by 2027 and another 2 GW by 2035, as mentioned earlier this week by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister of Trade and Industry.