Solar panel surge, but expert says Singapore unlikely to rely solely on sun

Workers adjusting solar panels at the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator-Singapore developed by Nanyang Technological University, in May.
Workers adjusting solar panels at the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator-Singapore developed by Nanyang Technological University, in May.ST FILE PHOTO

Singapore has made big strides in the use of green energy over the last decade. The number of grid-connected solar panel installations increased by more than 80 times from 34 to 2,873 in that period.

The total capacity of solar energy generated went up by more than 500 times, from 0.4 megawatt-peak (MWp) by the first quarter of 2009 to 226.4MWp as of the end of the first quarter of this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2019, with the headline 'Panel surge, but expert says S'pore unlikely to rely solely on sun'. Subscribe