Jurong Port to top world ports in solar energy generation

SINGAPORE - Jurong Port announced on Friday (Jan 16) that it will soon have the largest port-based solar panel facility in the world with a $30 million installation expected to be completed in December this year.

The installation is a collaboration with Sunseap, the largest provider of solar leasing in Singapore and their partner, SolarPV Exchange.

More than 95,000 square metres of warehouse roof space, equivalent to 13 football fields, will be installed with solar panels. The system is expected to generate 10 megawatts of electricity at its peak capacity. The electricity produced will be equivalent to the consumption of 2,800 units of 4-room HDB flats annually.

The electricity generated will be used by Jurong Port, with excess electricity being channelled into the Singapore power grid for other users.

"This project is testimony to our ongoing efforts to promote environmental sustainability," said Jurong Port's CEO Ooi Boon Hoe. "The project will help promote Singapore as a hub for green energy generation."

Said Mr Frank Phuan, managing director of Sunseap: "We hope that this project can be a reference for other port facilities to follow in its footsteps," .