Singapore's Jurong Port Goes Solar

Jurong Port

By Wendy Laursen 2015-01-16 18:29:26

Singapore’s Jurong Port is set to become home to the largest port-based solar system in the world with the installation of solar panels on over 95,000 square meters of warehouse roof space. 

The area equates to about 13 football fields, and the system is expected to generate 10 megawatts of electricity at peak capacity. 

The $22.5m development, a partnership with Sunseap and SolarPV Exchange, will provide power to the port with excess being fed back to the grid.

“This project is testimony to our ongoing efforts to promote environmental sustainability,” said Jurong Port CEO Ooi Boon Hoe. “The project will help promote Singapore as a hub for green energy generation.”

Jurong Port is a leading international multi-purpose port operator handling general, bulk and containerized cargo. Jurong Port began operations in 1965 as a general and bulk cargo port, serving the development needs of Singapore’s Jurong industrial estate. 

Its main terminal has 32 berths and receives over 17,000 vessels a year. Within the terminal, there are 174,000 square meters of warehouse facilities.

The solar system is expected to be finished this year.