Jurong Port to install solar panels at cost of S$30 million


January 16, 2015

More than 95,000 square metres of warehouse roof space, equivalent to 13 football fields, will be installed with solar panels, which the company says would make it the world’s largest port-based solar panel facility.

Jurong Port on Friday (Jan 16) announced it will install solar panels on more than 95,000 square metres of warehouse roof space, which it touts would make it the largest port-based solar panel facility in the world.

The system is expected to generate 10 megawatts of electricity at its peak capacity – equivalent to the consumption of 2,800 units of 4-room Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats annually, it said in its press release.

The installation will cost S$30 million, and is a collaboration with solar leasing provider Sunseap and their partner SolarPV Exchange. The electricity generated will be used by Jurong Port, with excess electricity to be channelled into the Singapore power grid for other users, it said.

The installation agreement was inked on Friday, and works are expected to commence next month. Completion is expected in December this year, the company said.

"This project is testimony to our ongoing efforts to promote environmental sustainability," said Jurong Port CEO Ooi Boon Hoe. "The project will help promote Singapore as a hub for green energy generation."

Article published by: The Straits Times