Singapore’s solar farm has become one of the largest floating solar power systems in the world.
The floating solar farm was set up by Sembcorp Industry and the National Water Resources Agency (PUB) in Tengeh Reservoir, Singapore.
This solar farm is made up of 122,000 solar panels and is about 45 hectares in size, roughly the size of a football field.
With a maximum output of 60 megawatts, this solar photovoltaic farm (PV) is officially listed as one of the largest PV systems in the world.
The solar farm is designed to provide ventilation and sunlight to the underwater creatures, said Jen Tan, regional head of Sembcorp Industries.
Therefore, solar panels do not pose a threat to wildlife living close to the natural environment.
Singapore aims to quadruple its solar power generation by 2025, which will help tackle the global climate crisis.
Singapore is one of Asia’s largest emitters of carbon dioxide, according to AFP.
A statement from Sembcorp Industries said the power generated by the solar farm would be enough to power five water treatment plants in Singapore.
It will account for 7% of the National Water Agency’s annual energy needs.
The announcement said the production would be equivalent to removing about 7,000 cars from the road and reducing carbon emissions by about 32 kilotons a year.
Construction of the solar farm began in August 2020 to design a custom-built device that can increase solar panel installation by up to 50 percent due to epidemic restrictions.
Sembcorp Industries says it has developed new engineering and construction techniques.
Drones and X-rays were captured using a PV module to pinpoint problems caused by the new production method.
Thanks to advanced technology, the solar panels will last for at least 25 years.
The solar farm is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which is exposed to ultraviolet light. Resistant to corrosion and reusable.
The solar panels are suspended by ropes and suspended underwater using concrete blocks.
Singapore will continue to monitor the seas and embankments to build the solar power systems needed to meet its climatic goals.
The government has approved the construction of a 13,000-solar solar farm in the Johor Strait, which separates Malaysia and Singapore, by 2021.
Singapore continues to grow rapidly in Southeast Asia and is actively involved in carbon offsets for environmental and global climate change.