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Singapore cutting emissions by tapping the sun

MAR 18, 2016  Singapore plans to curb its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and is moving to meet the target by tapping more of the sun’s energy.

Solar power usage here has gone up almost 30-fold since 2009, statistics from the Energy Market Authority (EMA) show.

Total installed solar photovoltaic capacity rose from 1.5MW in 2009 to 43.8MW at the end of last year. “This is the equivalent of powering around 14,000 four-room HDB flats for a year,” an EMA spokesman said. There are now 886 solar installations here, most of which are for non-residential use, for instance, at the Singapore Sports Hub…….http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/cutting-emissions-by-tapping-the-sun

March 19, 2016 - Posted by | ASIA, renewable

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