Title: Tengeh Reservoir floating solar farm officially opens, 'big step' towards environmental sustainability

Language: English

Type: Website

Nature: Website

Published: July 14, 2021

Region: South Asia

Country: Singapore

Sector: Energy and Power

Keywords: Innovative Revenues for Infrastructure, Solar power

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A 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir was officially opened on Wednesday (Jul 14), with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hailing the project as “one big step forward towards environmental sustainability”.

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This is equivalent to powering about 16,000 four-room HDB flats and reducing carbon emissions by about 32 kilotonnes annually, the same as taking 7,000 cars off the roads.

An environmental impact study, which included biodiversity surveys, water quality monitoring and modelling, along with consultations with nature groups was carried out on the site between 2015 to 2018. 

Results from PUB’s testbed deployed at Tengeh Reservoir in 2016 showed no observable change in water quality nor significant impact on surrounding wildlife, said PUB and Sembcorp.

Updated: August 8, 2023