Upsolar and partners deploy floating PV test system in Singapore

Upsolar is one of eight other companies selected to install its PV panels
Upsolar is one of eight other companies selected to install its PV panels

Upsolar (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Upsolar (Shanghai, China), a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and services, Koine, a design company specializing in floating technology, and Upsolar's local installation partner CW, recently deployed a floating PV system at Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore.

The PV system is part of the joint project overseen by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and spearheaded by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, as part of Singapore's green initiatives to assess the viability of using floating PV systems.

Upsolar is one of eight other companies selected to install its PV panels that will eventually produce close to 100 kW of electricity when connected to the national grid.

The panels are mounted on a floating structure designed by Koine Multimedia, and the installation was conducted by CW Group in October 2016.

The joint project aims at providing valuable insights into the cost, benefits and challenges of floating PV systems where SERIS will analyze the solar PV system, and PUB will study the effects on the surrounding water environment.

 

2016-11-28 | Courtesy: Upsolar | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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