Singapore LNG Corporation wants to lower its CO2 emissions with the help of solar power and has opted to get 600 kW capacity installed at its terminal by Total Solar DG. (Photo Credit: Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd/LinkedIn)
- SLNG will get 600 kW rooftop solar PV capacity installed for several of its buildings at the Singapore terminal
- Total Solar DG has been contracted to set up the capacity, finance and operate it as well
- Once it is online in Q4/2020, the project is expected to generate 800 kWh annually for SLNG
The 1st open-access, multi-user liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operator Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG) plans to get a 600 kW rooftop solar PV system to help bring down its CO2 emissions by around 300 tons annually.
The company has contracted Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) to finance, build and operate the project on the rooftops of several of its buildings at the terminal.
A part of the company’s Green Strategy, the 600 kW capacity is likely to generate around 800 MWh of clean power annually, once it is online in Q4/2020.
“SLNG is committed to doing its part to help fight climate change and promote environmental sustainability; and the use of solar energy at our Terminal is just a modest first step,” said SLNG CEO Tan Soo Koong. “We are also actively exploring ways to catalyse the use of LNG and other green energy alternatives. For one, we are looking into collaborations to develop new infrastructure in Singapore to promote the use of LNG as a cleaner marine fuel. For another, we are working with various partners to develop technologies related to the importation, transportation and storage of hydrogen.”
Singapore has an official target to reach 2 GW of installed solar PV capacity by 2030, but a report by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) claims it can go higher, up to 2.5 GW by 2030 and to 5 GW by 2050 (see New Study Pegs Singapore’s PV Potential At 5 GW By 2050).
Through Total Solar DG, French energy giant Total, which is also the major shareholder in US solar company SunPower, is expanding its presence in the Southeast Asian DG space. Earlier this year, Total Solar DG secured a contract with an Indonesian dairy company to set up 1.3 MW solar PV capacity for its milk processing plant (see Total Solar DG To Supply Solar Power To Indonesian Dairy). Total Solar DG claims to have a portfolio of over 600 MW of projects in operation and under development in the region.