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Jurong Port to install world's largest port-based solar panel facility
JURONG Port will soon have the world's largest port-based solar panel facility, which will cost S$30 million to install.
Through a collaboration with Sunseap, more than 95,000 square metres of warehouse roof space will be fitted with solar panels - equivalent to 13 football fields.
The electricity generated will be used by Jurong Port, with excess electricity being channelled into the Singapore power grid for other users.
At its peak capacity, the system is projected to generate 10 megawatts of electricity - the consumption of 2,800 units of four-room HDB flats annually.
Said Jurong Port chief executive officer Ooi Boon Hoe: "This project is testimony to our ongoing efforts to promote environmental sustainability. The project will help promote Singapore as a hub for green energy generation."
Installation works are expected to begin in February, and will be completed in December this year.