Solar could make up 43% of Singapore’s energy mix by 2050: study
(Eco Business, 12 May 2020) Solar modules could be integrated into Singapore urban landscape just like trees, and make up almost half of the country’s power mix by mid-century, a study has found.
Although Singapore has plenty of solar potential, many believe the tiny island-nation is too space-scarce to soak up much of the sun’s energy.
But if the city-state accelerates the adoption of photovoltaic modules in creative ways using all surfaces available, solar energy generated at home could make up a staggering 43 per cent of the nation’s electricity mix by 2050, up from about 1 per cent currently, a new study has found.
With adequate policies, Singapore’s solar capacity could grow to 5 gigawatt-peak (GWp) by mid-century, up from 350 megawatt-peak (MWp) today, leading to 2.4 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, reads the analysis, by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).