09 November 2011

 Singapore to have region's first floating PV pilot project

In land-scarce Singapore, after building upwards comes building on water. The Economic Development Board (EDB) is going to look at how it can float solar photovoltaic systems in the country's reservoirs, instead of fitting them conventionally on rooftops. The $11 million floating photovoltaic (PV) pilot project was announced at the Solar Pioneer Awards yesterday, and is set to be a first for the region. Tengeh Reservoir has been picked as the site for this 2 megawatt project because its isolated nature means that the floating structure will be less likely to get in the way of intrepid canoeists and fishing hobbyists. The project will start next year and is expected to be up and running by 2013.

(The Business Times, 03 Nov 11)

(Related Article in The Straits Times, 03 Nov 11)