HDB Singapore Launches Largest Solar Leasing Tender Under SolarNova Programme

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The Housing & Development Board (HDB) has launched its eighth solar leasing tender under the SolarNova programme, covering the installation of solar panels across 1,075 HDB blocks and 104 government sites. With a solar capacity of 113 megawatt-peak (MWp), this is the largest tender to date and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2026.


Jointly led by HDB and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the SolarNova programme aims to aggregate public sector demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, driving the growth of Singapore’s solar industry.

Ten agencies will be participating in this tender, including the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home Affairs, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Singapore Customs, HDB, National Environment Agency, and People’s Association.


HDB is the largest driver for the installation of solar PV systems in Singapore today, having committed a total solar capacity of 440 MWp, more than 80% of its 540 MWp solar targets by 2030. HDB has also been making progress in other sustainability initiatives under the HDB Green Towns Programme, such as the installation of dual bicycle racks, electric vehicle chargers, and pilot implementation of the UrbanWater Harvesting System.


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