HDB blocks in Ang Mo Kio to have solar panels

Muneerah 14 Oct 2014

More than 75 HDB blocks in Ang Mo Kio Town will be installed with a grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) system.

This comes after BBR Holdings announced it has secured its first contract to install the solar PV system for HDB under its new Green Technology business segment.

According to the group, this award is the single largest solar-leasing project for a total system size of 5MWp (Megawatt peak) to be installed among five precincts within the Ang Mo Kio GRC.

The Ang Mo Kio Town Council will undertake a power purchase agreement over a 20-year tenure to pay for the solar generated electricity, at a preferential rate that is not higher than retail electricity tariff rate.

Under the solar leasing model, BBR will design, install, operate and maintain the 5MWp grid-tied solar PV system for the blocks.

Around 20,000 solar panels will be installed on the blocks’ rooftops and they are expected to generate more than 6GWh of electricity annually, which will power several public facilities such as lift operations, corridor and staircase lightings, and water pumps.

BBR’s CEO Andrew Tan said, “Building solar capabilities using PV technology is key to sustainable development and vital in providing an alternative renewable energy source for Singapore. We are optimistic that we can play an active role in the adoption of solar energy among private and public sectors in Singapore and the region.”

The solar leasing model has been adopted by HDB in its solar capability building programme which will enable it to extend solar PV installations to more precincts in Singapore on a large scale.

Image: File photo of solar panels


Muneerah Bee, Senior Journalist at PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact her about this or other stories email muneerah@propertyguru.com.sg




You may also like these articles

HDB wins international award for service excellence

Singapore’s Housing and Development Board (HDB) has beat out entries from eight other countries to win the international FutureGov Awards 2014 for service innovation. The agency was recognised fo

Continue Reading13 Oct 2014

Singapore's GDP records same pace of growth

The Singapore economy expanded by 2.4 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the third quarter of 2014, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) today based on advance estimates. This is the sam

Continue Reading14 Oct 2014

30% slump in private home sales: report

Sales of private homes in Singapore plummeted by over 30 percent in Q3 2014 from the previous quarter to around 2,800 to 2,900 units, according to a DTZ report. The volume of transactions recorded

Continue Reading14 Oct 2014