Singapore, Singapore, July 31, 2019 – Singapore’s Government is moving to install more than a million solar panels on the rooftops of residential homes by 2025.
The solar power panels will help Singapore meet the 2020 renewable energy target by reducing energy consumption and emissions.
The plan was approved by the Singapore Government’s Planning Commission on Wednesday.
The panel is part of the Singapore government’s commitment to increase its renewable energy capacity to 200 gigawatts by 2025 from the current 30 gigawatts.
The panels will be installed on roofs that are not designed to receive sunlight, and are expected to produce a total of around 8,000 kilowatts of energy.
The government has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 5.5 million tonnes of CO2e in 2030.
The goal is set at 80 per cent by 2030.
Singapore is among the first countries in the world to introduce rooftop solar panels, and the project is expected to add to the country’s already impressive solar power capacity.