04 Sep '17, 4am

All HDB blocks to have solar-ready roofs

Artist’s impression of HDB blocks at Punggol Northshore, which will have solar-ready roofs. Source: HDB All future public housing blocks with at least 400 sq m (4,306 sq ft) of open roof space will be designed with solar-ready roofs, said the Housing and Development Board (HDB) last Friday (1 September). This means that blocks will be “inbuilt with features to enable solar panels to be easily mounted and maintained”. The HDB revealed that solar-ready roofs were first piloted on the rooftops of Build-to-Order project Punggol Edge in May 2012, with the construction of the solar-ready roofs completed in June 2016. Following the successful implementation at Punggol Edge, the pilot was extended to 27 blocks at Punggol Northshore (Northshore Residences I and II and Waterfront I and II) in April 2016. SEE ALSO: Smart technologies offer many perks for HDB estates “The new ‘plug-an...

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