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Government ramps up solar power targets

Pauline Wong
Pauline Wong10/29/2019 3:29 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Government ramps up solar power targets
SINGAPORE (Oct 29): The government has set a new target deployment of 2 gigawatt-peak (GWp) of solar energy by 2030, which is eight times today’s installed capacity. The new target is estimated to be sufficient to meet the annual power needs of around 3
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SINGAPORE (Oct 29): The government has set a new target deployment of 2 gigawatt-peak (GWp) of solar energy by 2030, which is eight times today’s installed capacity. The new target is estimated to be sufficient to meet the annual power needs of around 350,000 households in Singapore.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) said the government will work with companies, researchers and the public to achieve the targets, in addition to deploying and maximising solar panels over available spaces. These could include rooftops, reservoirs and offshore spaces.

The EMA also announced that it will support a large-scale, nationwide deployment of Energy Storage Systems (ESS), with a target of 200 MW beyond 2025. Working closely with the industry and agencies to build test beds and standards to support the deployment, some of the collaborations include a research grant awarded under EMA's partnership with the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning.

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