EDP Renewables Secures Largest Solar Power Public Tender in Singapore

 

EDP Renewables, whose parent company EDP has China Three Gorges as its largest shareholder, was awarded Phase 8 of the SolarNova program, a Singapore public tender to select a developer of distributed solar energy.

The company commits to deliver a minimum tender capacity of 130 MWp with the potential to achieve to 200MWp of solar capacity with this project. It is expected to install more than 320,000 solar panels across 1,075 Singapore public housing buildings and 101 government-owned buildings, which include 55 public schools.

The auction was jointly led by Singapore’s Housing and Development Board and Singapore’s Economic Development Board.

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This is the largest initiative under the SolarNova program, a Government-led initiative, focusing on accelerating the deployment of solar photovoltaic systems in Singapore. EDPR was the only developer chosen to deploy the solar installations in this phase.

It is also the third SolarNova tender EDPR has won, and it will also act as a platform to trial new innovative concepts such as Advanced Regeneration that can extend the lifespan of a solar panel up to five years and maximize power output.

With this award, EDPR actively contributes to Singapore’s target of at least 2 GWp of solar deployment by 2030 and reflecting the attractive growth opportunities for EDPR in the APAC region.

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Once fully operational, the project will collectively power over 50,000 four-room flats and potentially reduce carbon emissions by more than 96,000 metric tonnes annually. The energy generated from the solar panels on public housing buildings will be used to fully power common services during the day.

“The SolarNova 8 project is a testament to our position as a leading renewables player in Singapore, while also driving benefits such as employment and economic growth. We aim to set new benchmarks in innovation and environmental stewardship, contributing with meaning and purpose to Singapore’s clean energy landscape”, said Pedro Vasconcelos, EDP Renewables APAC Chief Operational Officer (COO).

Singapore’s national climate target is to attain net-zero emissions by 2050 and solar stands out as one of the key catalysts driving this ambitious agenda.

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“The SolarNova 8 award positions EDPR at the forefront of this transformative journey. Aligned with the nation’s vision for a low-carbon future, the success of this initiative underscores the company’s commitment to the energy transition”, EDP said in a statement.

“Recognizing the pivotal role of solar innovation in shaping a more environmentally conscious and resilient energy landscape, EDPR remains dedicated to advancing Singapore’s decarbonization efforts and contributing to a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future”, it added.

 

 

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