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S'pore Firm Sunseap To Install Over 170,000 Solar Panels On HDB Rooftops, Gov't Sites

Local solar energy firm Sunseap Group will be installing more than 170,000 solar panels on rooftops of Housing & Development Board (HDB) blocks in Singapore.

This comes after it won the SolarNova 4 tender under the SolarNova project, jointly led by the HDB and the Economic Development Board (EDB). The project aggregates solar demand across government agencies to leverage on economies of scale so that agencies with smaller energy demands are able to enjoy clean energy at a lower cost.

A total of six government agencies will be participating in the fourth tender.

This tender is the second SolarNova tender won by Sunseap, with the first being in 2015.

The PV systems will generate up to 70MWp of solar energy, potentially offsetting about 42,152 tonnes of carbon emissions.

When the SolarNova 4 project is complete, Sunseap would have installed more than 600,000 solar panels across 2.4 million sqm of roof space.

These panels produce enough energy to power over 60,000 four-room HDB households.

Mr Frank Phuan, CEO and Executive Director of Sunseap Group, said: “When this project is completed, Sunseap would have installed solar systems on top of more than 2,700 HDB blocks or more than 27% of all HDB blocks.”

Mr Phuan also shared that Sunseap will deploy “at least 170,000 bifacial solar panels”, which, unlike typical solar panels, are able to generate power on both sides of the modules and increase energy yield by up to 15%.

Added Mr Lawrence Wu, President and Executive Director of Sunseap Group: “Sunseap will continue to be relentless in developing new sources of clean energy generation and energy efficiency projects across Singapore to help achieve the reduction of carbon emissions.”

Sunseap was founded in 2011 and has so far won six out of nine solar tenders called by the government to install solar systems on the rooftops of public housing and other government properties.

Notable clients include Apple, Microsoft, Jurong Port, Panasonic, PSA Singapore, ST Kinetics, and Keppel Energy Ventures.

It also has a pipeline of projects overseas in countries like Australia, China, Taiwan, Japan and other parts of Southeast Asia.

 

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