Sunseap Group is developing one of the world’s largest offshore floating photovoltaic systems, to be located along the Straits of Johor north of Woodlands Waterfront Park – a site which the government’s Pro-Enterprise Panel (PEP) helped to identify.
Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the 5 MegaWatt-peak (MWp) floating solar system will generate about 6,388 MWh of renewable energy annually, once completed. This is equivalent to powering about 1,250 4-room flats, with a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of about 2,600 tonnes every year, over the next 25 years and beyond.
“Originally, we were looking around the Straits of Johor; to put it simply, there was a concern about whether the floating platform would float elsewhere,” said Mr Frank Phuan, co-founder and CEO of Sunseap Group.
Mr Damian Chan, Executive Director, Energy, Chemicals & Materials, EDB, said: “Solar is one of the most viable and sustainable clean energy options in Singapore, and we continue to see innovative solar solutions being developed and deployed here. Beyond contributing to Singapore’s energy security and climate change commitments, Sunseap’s offshore floating photovoltaic system will help the clean energy ecosystem build new, exportable capabilities for potential scale-up across the region.”
Once completed, the five megawatt peak (MWp) floating solar energy system will generate about 6,388 megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable energy annually. This is equivalent to powering about 1,250 4-room flats, with a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of about 2,600 tonnes every year, over the next 25 years and beyond, Sunseap said in its release.