Senoko Energy rolls out first solar energy project

Senoko Energy launched its first solar energy project, with the rooftop installation of solar panels for mobility technology company Continental Automotive Singapore, the power generation player said yesterday.

The solar panels were installed on three office buildings at Continental Automotive's premises, with the capacity to generate more than 500MW hours of electricity a year.

With more companies looking to new energy solutions, Senoko Energy's new energy solutions acting head Richard Weller intends to grow the company's capacity to handle solar energy related projects.

He said: "As Singapore looks to increase its energy security and efficiency, demand for renewable energy is growing, with the private sector doubling its solar installations since 2015. We expect this growth to accelerate, as the costs of solar continue to come down, while awareness increases among businesses."

Senoko Energy's president and chief executive officer, Mr Bernard Esselinckx, added: "Building on the success of this first rooftop installation, Senoko Energy is looking to develop more solar projects and smart energy solutions. These include energy management initiatives such as tenant metering and smart home solutions, which have seen a significant rise in demand."

Navin Sregantan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Senoko Energy rolls out first solar energy project'. Print Edition | Subscribe