Solar panel installation numbers growing at sizzling pace

Entrepreneur Andy Schmidt installed solar panels on the entire surface area of his roof in Serangoon Gardens at a cost of $18,000. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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SINGAPORE - Solar panels are becoming a hot item here, with the number of installations more than doubling in the last three years.

According to latest statistics released by the Energy Market Authority, there were 3,504 solar installations as at the third quarter of last year - 40 per cent higher than at the same time in 2018, and 113 per cent higher than in 2016.

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