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Sembcorp Opens Singapore’s First Solar Farm With An Integrated Rainwater Harvesting System

Sembcorp open Singapore’s first solar farm with an integrated rainwater harvesting system. The combined solar power of the Sembcorp Tuas Solar Farm is 17.6MWp. It is located on two sites. The solar farm, estimated to cover close to 10 hectares of vacant land, is modular and flexible. It uses mobile solar panels, hybrid SPPG substations and a mobile transformer. A total of 33,580 solar panels have been installed across both sites, providing renewable energy channelled to the grid. The system is expected to produce about 22,025-megawatt-hours of power annually, which is enough renewable energy to power about 4,681 four-room HDB flats for a year. This will also help to avoid over 8,900 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year, equivalent to planting close to 150,000 trees.

Uzma Secures RM101.8 Million Contract To Build 29.99 MWac Solar PV Project In Malaysia

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Uzma Nexus Sdn Bhd, a UZMA Bhd’s company secures an RM101.8 million contract from Nextenaga Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Nexuscorp Group Sdn Bhd for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) works. Uzma will build a 29.99 MWac large scale solar (LSS) photovoltaic (PV) plant in Bestari Jaya, Selangor. “UNSB shall complete and hand over the works to Nextenaga by Dec 31, 2022, for initial operation date (IOD) and commercial operation date (COD) by March 9, 2023,” said Uzma.

KSTAR To Produce 1 GW Solar Inverters In Vietnam

KSTAR, the global power conversion expert, today announced that its first Vietnam manufacturing factory, called KSTAR Vietnam Project Phase I has officially topped out. Occupying an area of 47,715 square meters, KSTAR’s new Manufacturing-Base is located in Haiphong City, the biggest port city in Northern Vietnam. It’s being built to meet the surging demand of its export orders and to support its strong growth in the global market. This facility has a two-phase construction plan with a total investment of over USD 22 million. The first phase of the project will be completed in June. New equipment could be installed and production started by the end of this year. Construction for the second phase is expected to begin in 2024.

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Solarcity Malaysia Signs Two 25-Year PPAs With Chin Well Group’s Subsidiaries To Build 5.38 MW Solar PV Systems

Solarcity Malaysia Sdn Bhd signs two 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Chin Herr Industries (M) Sdn Bhd and Chin Well Fasteners Co Sdn Bhd. Solarcity is a 70% owned subsidiary of G Capital Bhd (GCAP). Solarcity will design, construct, install, own, operate and maintain the solar photovoltaic system with a total capacity of 5,380.56 KWp (2,380.32 KWp and 3,000.24 KWp). “We welcome and pleased to witness Chin Well group of companies transitioning into renewable energy (RE). The installation of the solar power generating facilities shall reduce Chin Well’s energy expenditure and carbon footprint, which is in line with Malaysia’s RE agenda,” GCAP Executive Director, Datuk Yap Yee Ping said.

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