One of the world’s largest floating solar power plants was unveiled in Singapore. It covers an area of 45 football fields.
The project is the most ambitious in the country and includes 122 thousand panels. Located at the Tengeh reservoir, they will generate enough electricity to operate five water treatment plants. Singapore is one of Asia’s largest emitters of carbon dioxide per capita, and land scarcity makes the development of renewable energy a challenge.
The country’s financial center has resorted to the creation of power plants on the coast and in reservoirs, businessmen intend to quadruple the production of solar energy by 2025.
The new farm can produce up to 60 megawatts of electricity and will reduce carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 7,000 cars. Information about this is provided by the agency Sembcorp Industries.
“Solar energy is the cleanest and greenest, and plays a key role in reducing the country’s carbon footprint,” said Ng Ju Hee, head of the energy agency.
In February 2021, the government unveiled a “green plan” that includes measures such as planting trees, reducing waste sent to landfills, and building more charging points to make more use of electric vehicles. Singapore is committed to achieving zero emissions in the second half of the 21st century.
Critics of this plan note that the goals of the state lag behind those of other developed countries, and that they are not far enough advanced in the implementation of environmental ambitions.