November 2 (Renewables Now) – Sembcorp Industries Ltd (SGX:U96) has signed a 25-year contract to install, own and operate a 6.2-MWp rooftop solar project in Singapore.

The solar panels will be deployed at two facilities of “one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry,” the Singapore-based utilities, marine and urban development group said today. One of them will host Singapore’s largest solar installation on a single roof with a capacity of over 4.7 MWp.

The solar arrays will provide power for the customer’s on-site needs, with excess electricity to be supplied to the grid.

Including this project, Sembcorp has more than 115 MWp of solar power assets in operation and under development in Singapore, supporting the country’s goal of reaching 350 MWp of solar power capacity by 2020, said Sembcorp Group president and chief executive Neil McGregor.

Separately, Sembcorp announced this week that it will partner with Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) to pilot the use of energy storage systems. It said it is currently the first and only power player to take part in the pilot programme, called ACCESS (ACCelerating Energy Storage for Singapore), which was unveiled at Singapore International Energy Week 2018 on Tuesday.

“As an integrated energy player at the forefront of green solutions, we see the inclusion of energy storage systems as a good complement to our growing renewable energy portfolio,” commented McGregor.

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