Singapore Uses Floating Solar Farms To Face The Challenge Of Climate Change
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Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world, but biggest per capita carbon dioxide emitters in Asia. With very little land space, Singapore, in an effort to tackle the challenge of energy and climate change, is building one of the world’s largest floating solar farms at the coast of the Johore Strait, consisting of more than 13,000 solar panel, at the size of 45 football pitches, meeting the energy need of 350,000 households, at 5 megawatts of electricity. One of the most recently built solar farms is built in Singapore, published on March 17, 2021, “World’s largest floating solar farms being built in Singapore“, below:
The city-state is affected by rising sea levels because of climate change, and is aware of the urgency of cutting emissions, in the video published on March 9, 2021, “Singapore’s Floating Solar Farms“, below:
In the video published on March 9, 2021, “Singapore’s fight against climate change, Country builds mammoth floating solar farms, English News“, below:
Singapore is aiming for 4 times more solar energy use by 2030. That would only meet about 3% of the energy demand in a city where 95% of the energy comes from natural gas. In the video published on March 9, 2021, “Floating solar farms off Singapore offer hope for land-scarce city to boost renewable energy“, below:
Floating solar project in Singapore was around even back in 2017, a shortage of land has limited Singapore’s adoption of solar power. But now they may have found a solution in ‘floatovoltaics’ – floating solar panels that can lie in reservoirs or other water bodies, running up to 10 percent more efficiently than those on land. The one-hectare test-bed now running in Singapore includes ABB solar inverter technology and can supply energy for up to 250 households, in the video published on May 30, 2017, “Singapore launches world’s biggest floating solar test-bed“, below:
This solar farm has a total of 13,312 solar panels, 40 inverters and more than 30,000 floats
Another solar project will begin at the Tengeh Reservoir, with 122,000 solar panels.
Singapore government has unveiled a wide range of green plans in the month of February, 2021, such as planting more trees, reducing waste, building more charging points to increase the use of electric vehicles.
Energy-hungry yet space-starved, Singapore faces big obstacles in its quest for renewables. Can the city-state really keep its pledge to reduce carbon emissions? In the video published on March 19, 2021, “Singapore’s Power Problem: Inside Our Immense Energy Consumption, Climate Change: A Wicked Problem“, below:
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