29 Sep '17, 9pm

Siting solar energy farms at reservoirs - The Straits Times

Reservoirs could soon play host to floating solar energy farms, national water agency PUB announced in a press statement yesterday. It said it was planning to explore the implementation of floating solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in reservoirs to utilise their vast surface areas. It is calling for tenders for engineering and environmental studies for such systems in Tengeh Reservoir and Upper Peirce Reservoir. Solar energy, which is renewable, reduces Singapore's reliance on fossil fuels and is in line with national climate-change mitigation pledges. While most solar panels are deployed on land or rooftops, the use of water bodies is beneficial for land-scarce places like Singapore. A floating solar PV system test bed was launched at Tengeh Reservoir in October last year. It has been shown to perform better than its rooftop counterparts, because of cooler temperatures in i...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/siting-solar-energy...

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