21 Feb '11, 3pm

Platinum Green Mark Award for Ocean Financial Centre

Platinum Green Mark Award for Ocean Financial Centre

SINGAPORE : Singapore's green drive is reaching new heights. It now boasts of having the highest solar panels in Southeast Asia at the Ocean Financial Centre. The 43-storey building is the first office development in Singapore to be awarded the Platinum Green Mark Award. Nestled in the heart of Singapore's financial district, the Ocean Financial Centre stands out with its sloping roof. But it is what is on its roof that is getting the green thumb of approval. At 245 metres above ground, the panels make up the highest solar installation in Southeast Asia. The height makes the generation of clean energy more effective. That is because there are fewer shadows that prevent power generation. And the strong winds help clean up the surface of the solar panels. The efficiency of the solar panels drops when the temperatures go up. But the makers of the HIT solar panels said they ha...

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