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.