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Week In ASEAN: NTU Singapore To Invest S$5.7 Million To Increase Solar Energy Production; ACEN Starts Construction of 400 MW Stubbo Solar Farm; And More

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NTU Singapore To Invest S$5.7 Million To Increase Solar Energy Production


NTU Singapore is investing S$5.7 million to increase solar energy production as part of the University’s climate change commitment. This initiative will see the installation of over 13,000 new solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the NTU Smart Campus. This is going to be in addition to the University’s existing 19,000 solar panels installed in 2015. These solar PV panels absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity, which is then used to power the NTU building and facilities. When completed by the last quarter of 2023, the solar energy generated by the campus-wide solar PV system will increase by 74 percent compared to the current output. This means that the University will be able to churn out 11.8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy annually – enough to power over 5,300 two-room HDB flats for a year.

SMRT’s Bishan Depot To Have Solar Power For All Non-Traction Energy Needs Under Expanded Deal With EDPR Sunseap

EDPR Sunseap and SMRT Trains announced today that they have expanded their agreement to use solar energy to power SMRT’s Bishan Depot. EDPR Sunseap will install a photovoltaic (PV) system with a capacity of 1.56MWp under a Power Purchase Agreement that will be completed in 2023. SMRT is one step closer to meeting its goal of achieving net zero carbon equivalent by 2050. This is the second phase of a six-year collaboration between EDPR Sunseap and SMRT Trains. In 2016, EDPR Sunseap agreed to install 10,000 square meters of solar panels on the Bishan Main Depot building’s rooftop. These panels produced a one-megawatt peak (MWp) of renewable energy when the installation was completed in 2017.

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Indonesia Will Not Give Up Its Forests To Broaden Solar Panels To Power The Country – Minister Arifin Tasrif

Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, assures that Indonesia will not give up its forests to broaden solar panels to power the country. Recently, in a conversation he mentioned, “Indonesia is equipped with a variety of renewable energy sources, with solar energy accounting for up to 89 percent of the country’s more than 3,600 gigatonnes (GW) of potential. “However, we must be cautious and not sacrifice our forests for solar panels because we must maintain (our forests).” According to the country’s energy transition roadmap, solar energy would soon ultimately be required to meet national electricity demand, accounting for approximately 21 GW of the 700 GW of renewable energy capacity.

ACEN Starts Construction of 400 MW Stubbo Solar Farm

ACEN is the Philippine-listed energy platform of the Ayala Group. Renewables developer ACEN Australia has executed key contracts and announced that a final investment decision on the 400 MW (520 MWdc) Stubbo Solar project has been made, allowing the project to fully proceed. This follows on from the signing of the connection agreement with Lumea and execution of a PV module supply contract this week, and the commitment of AUD800 million by parent company ACEN CORPORATION towards the construction of the Stubbo Solar project announced last September.

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Sembcorp, Singapore Polytechnic Jointly Launch Initiatives In Research And Training To Advance Sustainability In Solar Photovoltaics

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) marked the opening of the SP-Sembcorp Solar PV Research Lab and Singapore’s first end-to-end solar PV pilot demonstration recycling line. The launch was officiated by Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, Dr. Amy Khor, at SP’s Regional Industry Networking Conference (RINC) held at the SP Convention Centre. As the leading solar player in Singapore, Sembcorp has been collaborating with Institutes of Higher Learning such as SP to train solar professionals. Bearing testimony to this, Sembcorp Solar Singapore was recently conferred the Singapore Energy Award 2022 by the Energy Market Authority for playing a core role in driving capability development in Singapore’s solar industry.

Singapore Should Take Accelerated Action To Reduce Carbon Emissions – Climate Expert

Singapore is implementing policies and making commitments to reduce carbon emissions, but “accelerated action” is required in the future, according to a climate expert on Wednesday. Professor Mark Howden’s statement came just one day after Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Grace Fu, announced that Singapore had submitted a second update to its 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Prof Howden, director of the Australian National University’s Institute for Climate, Energy, and Disaster Solutions, stated that while climate science is a collaborative issue that necessitates a collective solution, and that “every bit helps,” Singapore must act faster.

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