Phoenix Solar bags 1.96-MWp rooftop PV job in Singapore
Rooftop solar system. Author: Martin Abegglen. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
German firm Phoenix Solar AG (ETR:PS4) said Monday it has agreed to install 1.96 MWp of photovoltaic (PV) arrays on the rooftops of the Tuas and Gali Batu train depots in Singapore for the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
The PV systems integrator won a competitive tender for the design, procurement and construction of the systems through its Singapore-based subsidiary Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd. Also as part of the contract, the firm will be in charge of the operation and maintenance (O&M) and performance monitoring for an initial period of one year.
The grid-connected solar arrays will use 7,536 modules made by Norwegian firm REC Solar ASA, while Germany’s SMA Solar Technology AG will supply central inverters. Upon completion in 2016, they are expected to generate more than 2.2 GWh of electricity per year, enough to offset above 1,100 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually, the developer calculates.
Singapore’s solar potential is estimated at 6 GWp, which could meet some 17% of the country’s electricity needs at present, Phoenix Solar noted. “Looking ahead, we expect PV to cover more industrial depots, warehouses, schools and government facilities,” the managing director of the local unit, Christophe Inglin, noted.
With the new additions, Phoenix Solar’s rooftop solar portfolio in Singapore tops 19 MWp.