Singapore awards 76 MW of solar under SolarNova auction


Under the first tender by SolarNova, Sunseap has been awarded the full 76 MW available. Under the terms, it will install 69 MW across 83 Housing & Development Board (HDB) blocks, 6.73 MW eight Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sites, and 1.13 MW for the Public Utilities Board (PUB).

A tender for 40 MW of solar was called in June. Overall, nine companies submitted 14 bids. Having assessed the plans, some offered capacities higher than 40 MW. Sunseap won the auction; it expects to complete the installation of all systems by the end of 2017.

To date, SolarNova has awarded 124 MW of solar projects. A second auction will be held in the first half of next year. The government-led program, spearheaded by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), aims to delpoy 220 MW of solar PV as part of the country’s plan to install 350 MW of solar by 2020.

Last month, Sunseap and Apple announced a partnership, whereby the Singaporean company would supply all of the tech firm's energy needs in the country from next year via its 800 solar rooftop systems, totaling 1.1 MW, installed across the island.

Popular content

This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact:


Related content

Elsewhere on pv magazine...

Leave a Reply

Please be mindful of our community standards.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.

Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.

You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.

Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.