Singapore issues first tender for floating PV projects


Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB has announced a tender to select companies to conduct engineering studies for the deployment of 2.5 MW of floating PV capacity at two of its water reservoirs.

Through the tender, the agency aims at installing a 1.5 MW floating PV array at the Bedok Reservoir, in the eastern part of Singapore, to the north of Bedok New Town, and a 1 MW floating solar plant at the Lower Seletar Reservoir, which is located in in northeastern part of the country, to the east of Yishun New Town.

“The energy produced by the solar installations will be used for pumping of raw water from reservoirs to waterworks, production of drinking water at waterworks, treatment of waste water, and production of desalinated water,” PUB said in its statement.

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The agency, which has installed and will install rooftop PV systems on several of its facilities, said it is also considering the feasibility of floating solar panels deployment at Tengeh and Upper Peirce Reservoirs.

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