Singapore Unveils World's Largest Solar Panel Farm
Singapore, July 14 (TNA) Singapore on Wednesday unveiled one of the world's largest floating solar panel farm. The farm can produce enough electricity to power island's 5 water treatment plants and the project is part of efforts by country to meet goal of quadrupling solar energy production by 2025.
The 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who hailed the project as "one big step forward towards environmental sustainability”.
Spanning 45 hectares - the equivalent of about 45 football fields - the Sembcorp Tengeh Floating Solar Farm contains 122,000 solar panels, which are durable enough to last 25 years.
It is also one of the world’s largest inland floating solar PV systems, said national water agency PUB and Sembcorp Industries in a joint press release.