Singapore targets to build 2 GW PV capacity and 200 MW storage by 2030
Post date: 01/11/2019 - 10:52
Singapore is targeting at least 2 GW of solar power capacity by 2030, which would correspond to 10 percent of the current peak electricity demand. According to French consultancy Enerdata, the government will support solar PV development through the Solar Nova programme and will promote rooftop solar. The Housing and Development Board (HDB) plans to install PV panels on half of its rooftops in the coming years. The city state also plans to double the floating solar capacity from current plans of around 160 MW and to add 200 MW of energy storage system (ESS) by 2025, says the article. »This storage target will help manage the resilience of the Singapore power grid and will offer peak shaving services.«
Over the last decade, around 3,000 solar PV installations have been connected to the grid, raising the solar PV capacity from 10 MW in 2012 to nearly 1.5 GW in 2018.