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Sunseap to Install More Than 170,000 Solar Panels on HDB Rooftops

Published on 9 Oct 2019
Sunseap Enterprises 
Sunseap Group announced today that it has won the tender for one of Singapore's large solar projects to install more than 170,000 solar panels on rooftops of Housing & Development Board (HDB) blocks.

Under SolarNova 4, Sunseap will be installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across more than 1,200 HDB blocks and 49 government sites. A total of six government agencies will be participating in the fourth tender.

The PV systems, when completed, will generate up to 70MWp of solar energy, which can potentially offset about 42,152 tonnes of carbon emissions, an amount typically generated from powering about 17,500 4-room HDB flats annually. Including SolarNova 4, Sunseap will have installed more than 600,000 solar panels across 2.4 million square meters of roof space, and produce enough clean energy to power more than 60,000 4-room HDB households.

Mr Frank Phuan, CEO and Executive Director of Sunseap Group, said: "This project is a significant milestone for solar adoption in Singapore. When this project is completed, Sunseap would have installed solar systems on top of more than 2,700 HDB blocks or more than 27% of all HDB blocks. This is also in line with Singapore's pledge at the recent United Nations Climate Action Summit where our Prime Minister said that Singapore will be switching to a cleaner fuel mix and using cleaner energy solutions in order to reduce our carbon emission by 2030.

"This is a testament to our tremendous growth since we started Sunseap eight years ago and it would not have been possible without the support of partners like HDB and EDB."

Mr Phuan added that Sunseap will deploy at least 170,000 bifacial solar panels.

Mr Lawrence Wu, President and Executive Director of Sunseap Group, said: "This tender truly reinvigorates us and the work we do by providing us the thrust to continue playing our part as a corporation in combating climate change, and an opportunity to generate more renewable energy for the masses in Singapore. Sunseap will continue to be relentless in developing new sources of clean energy generation and energy efficiency projects across Singapore to help achieve the reduction of carbon emissions."

Source: Sunseap
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