Shell invests in Singapore-baed solar firm Sunseap for an undisclosed sum

Royal Dutch Shell has invested in Singapore-based solar firm Sunseap Group for an undisclosed sum, according to a report by Reuters UK on August 1, 2017.

This is part of a planned collaboration on solar projects in the Asia-Pacific region, the companies said on Tuesday. Shell had declined to reveal the amount invested by Shell Technology Ventures, the company's corporate venturing arm.

Shell station. Photo courtesy: Wiki
Shell station. Photo courtesy: Wiki

The privately held Sunseap Group has about 160 megawatts of distributed solar contracts in Singapore. It also holds an electricity retailer license and has secured utility scale solar projects in the region. 

Earlier in May, Sunseap spoke of its aim to expand in Singapore and the region. It went on to scale up its operations following the implementation of several solar energy projects in Singapore, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.

The company said then that it aimed to raise S$75 million ($55 million) for its expansion plans.

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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