Singapore yesterday unveiled one of the world's largest floating solar panel farm. The farm can produce enough electricity to power the island's five water treatment plants and the project is part of efforts by country to meet goal of quadrupling solar energy production by 2025.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opened the 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir and said it was the result of the government's efforts to "explore ways to harness the power of the sun for clean energy".
"This will make Singapore one of the few countries to have a fully green waterworks system, running completely on clean energy. It is a significant step towards a greener and more sustainable future," he added.
Spanning 45 hectares - the equivalent of about 45 football fields - the Sembcorp Tengeh Floating Solar Farm contains 122,000 solar panels, which are durable enough to last 25 years.
It is also one of the world’s largest inland floating solar PV systems, said national water agency PUB and Sembcorp Industries in a joint press release.