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Singapore can tap more solar power by 2050

By then, sun could supply 30% of Republic's energy needs: Scientists

Published on Aug 18, 2014 7:11 AM
Solar panels on the top of HDB buildings at Punggol. -- PHOTO: SERIS 

The sun could supply almost a third of Singapore's electricity, up from less than two per cent now, by 2050.

If predictions made by researchers from the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (Seris) come to pass, it may mean lower electricity bills and fewer carbon dioxide emissions.

It could also increase the island's energy supply security and reduce uncertainties about cost.

Singapore has no energy resources and depends on imports to support its energy needs.

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