Singapore presents one of the largest floating solar plants in the world
A total of 122,000 solar panels were installed at the Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore, covering an area equivalent to about 45 soccer fields.
Singapore presented on Wednesday one of the largest floating solar power plants in the world, with an area equivalent to about 45 soccer fields.
A total of 122,000 solar panels were installed in the Tengeh reservoir. These will make it possible to produce the electricity needed to power the five water treatment plants in Singapore.
This is one of the largest 'per capita' emitters of greenhouse gases in Asia. And, the very small area of land available poses a huge challenge for the development of renewable energy projects.
It is the reason for installing offshore power plants or reservoirs. This floating solar power plant can generate up to 60 megawatts of electricity and will reduce the emission of carbon dioxide equivalent to 7,000 cars on the road, according to Sembcorp Industries and the Singapore Water Management Agency, PUB, partners in this project.
Singapore has also developed 'solar farms' in the Johor Strait, which separates it from the Malaysian peninsula, and others on land.
The city-state, threatened by rising sea water levels due to climate change, is aware of the urgency of reducing CO2 emissions, but qualified observers consider its efforts somewhat timid so far.
The Singaporean government unveiled a "Green Plan" last February, which provides for the planting of trees, reducing the volume of waste sent to landfills and increasing the number of charging terminals for electric cars.
It also plans to quadruple solar energy production, reaching 2% of consumption in 2025, and 3% in 2030, which is equivalent to the needs of 350,000 homes per year.