Power firm Sun Electric has won the first contract allowing solar energy to be fully exported to Singapore’s electricity grid.
The agreement announced yesterday involves Sun Electric renting rooftop space on 27 JTC buildings to install solar panels capable of generating up to 5 megawatt-peak (MWp) of electricity. These panels will be rolled out over the course of a year and Sun Electric will own all the power generated.
Power generated under existing solar leasing models primarily serves users of the building itself, before excess energy goes to the grid.
The contract, which is for 15 years with a five-year renewal option, gives Sun Electric access to 43,000 sq m of roof space, with the possibility of it adding new JTC properties.
JTC hopes its SolarRoof programme will promote the adoption of solar energy here and allow the government agency to leverage roof space by renting it to solar power providers. Sun Electric wins JTC solar roof deal, Business News & Top Stories – The Straits Times