Singapore’s Public Utilities Board has appointed Sembcorp to build the island nation’s largest floating solar farm on Tengeh Reservoir.
AsianScientist (Feb. 18, 2020) – Singapore’s national water agency the Public Utilities Board (PUB) has appointed Sembcorp Solar Singapore Pte Ltd to construct Singapore’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir, located in the island nation’s western water catchment area. Sembcorp Solar Singapore has proposed the use of highly efficient PV modules and optimized layout to maximize energy generation within the specified area. Occupying an area of about 45 football fields, and with a solar capacity of 60 megawatt-peak (MWp), the floating solar farm is expected to generate enough energy to power about 16,000 four-room public housing flats in Singapore. The system will also reduce around 32 kilotons of carbon emissions annually—the equivalent of taking 7,000 cars off Singapore’s roads. In addition, PUB will use the green energy produced by the floating solar farm to power its water treatment processes. In total, the system can produce enough electricity to meet seven percent of PUB’s total energy needs. It will be one of the world’s largest single floating solar PV systems when completed in 2021.