Renewable energy takes centre stage as Republic eyes regional potential


THE spotlight fell on renewable energy this year at the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW). Even as momentum builds up in the local solar power market, the Republic's eyes are clearly set on setting the stage for exporting clean energy expertise to the region.

The solar power sector here has a capacity of nearly 20 megawatts at optimum conditions, or 20 megawatts-peak (MWp), double the 9.8 MWp in 2012.

Singapore expects to start projects that would add 80 to 100 more MWp by the end of next year. This will put Singapore at one-third of the way to achieving its goal of 350MWp by 2020, which will meet 5 per cent of the projected peak electricity demand then.

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