Sunseap to build 5 MW offshore floating solar system
Post date: 15/11/2018 - 14:34
Singapore based clean energy provider Sunseap Group is developing an offshore floating photovoltaic (OFPV) systems to be located north of Woodlands Waterfront Park, along the Straits of Johor. Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the 5 MW floating solar system will generate about 6,388 MWh of renewable energy annually, once completed. The 5-hectare OFPV pilot in Woodlands is expected to be commercially operational early next year.
Most large-scale floating PV systems are built on freshwater ponds, lakes or reservoirs. Sunseap’s latest is one of the largest sea-based photovoltaic projects, says the company. According to Frank Phuan, Co-founder and CEO of Sunseap Group, »in land-scarce countries like Singapore, the widespread use of PV systems is hindered by space constraints and limited roof space. The successful delivery of this project is important in opening up similar opportunities for sea-based floating photovoltaic systems in Singapore and the region.«
Sunseap has previously participated in the floating PV test-bed in Singapore at Tengeh Reservoir. Results so far show that the floating PV systems perform better than typical rooftop solar PV systems in Singapore, due to the cooler temperatures of the reservoir environment.