A TOTAL of S$15 million in research grants have been awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to six projects that show promise in developing cost-effective energy storage innovations that can be deployed in Singapore.
The projects, selected after a grant call launched in May 2015, are seen to enable the deployment of energy storage under Singapore's "hot, humid and urbanised" environment, EMA announced on Friday.
EMA chief executive Ng Wai Choong said: "Energy storage innovations have the potential to facilitate the widespread deployment of renewables such as solar energy in Singapore. Energy storage can also play a role in enhancing the stability and reliability of the power system by supplementing power when required."
These six projects, chosen out of over 30 proposals received, are led by researchers and professors from the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, in collaboration with industry players such as Duralite Power, Daily Life Renewable Energy and Rolls-Royce Singapore.