Illuminating Tanjong Pagar with Clean Energy
A transformative wave of sustainable progress is poised to sweep across Tanjong Pagar Town as we embark on a journey to harness the potential power of solar energy.
Over the next two years, all 527 eligible blocks within our vibrant community will undergo a transformation, as solar panels are installed under the visionary SolarNova program.
This endeavor, jointly led by the esteemed Housing and Development Board (HDB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board, marks a pivotal milestone in our quest for a greener future.
By harnessing the sun’s energy, we can power essential common services, including lifts, lights, and water pumps during daylight hours, ensuring a seamless and sustainable flow of electricity. Any surplus energy generated by these solar panels will be efficiently channeled back into the electrical grid.
The ongoing SolarNova 6 initiative has already begun making positive strides, with the installation of solar panels across 260 HDB blocks within Tanjong Pagar Town.
This notable expansion is set to catapult our solar energy capacity from a modest 0.56 megawatt-peak (Mwp) to an impressive 13.25 Mwp.
Our quest toward a cleaner and more sustainable future does not stop there.
The upcoming SolarNova 7 phase will witness the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in an additional 267 blocks.
With the anticipated completion of SolarNova 7 in 2025, our target is to achieve net-zero energy consumption in common areas and establish a total solar capacity of 26.5 Mwp. This milestone is equivalent to powering a substantial number of 6,600 four-room flats, a big step towards achieving a cleaner and more environmentally responsible community.
This transition to solar energy is projected to result in an annual reduction of approximately 3,800 tonnes in our operational carbon emissions, further contributing to Singapore’s broader national efforts to combat climate change.
By adopting clean and sustainable practices, we not only safeguard our environment but also inspire others to follow suit, catalyzing a broader movement towards a greener and more sustainable future.
Let us unite under the brilliance of the sun, embracing the transformative power of solar energy as we illuminate our path toward a brighter, cleaner, and more sustainable future for Tanjong Pagar!