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Singapore to develop floating hybrid renewable energy system

Singapore is all set to develop a first-of-its-kind floating hybrid renewable energy system (RES) for operations.

It has been reported that the partners have joined hands for a joint study on the technological and economic feasibility of the system.

Keppel Infrastructure, National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the same.

According to the partners, “the floating hybrid RES consists of modular offshore floating solar platforms with the flexibility to integrate other renewable energy technologies.” It can integrate ocean wave energy conversion systems, tidal energy turbines along with wind turbines.

A pilot system with at least 100 MW of renewable power generation capacity will be tested. After the operation in Singapore, the floating hybrid RES innovation will be user in other regions in Asia and beyond as well.

A report mentioned, “an offshore floating hybrid RES harnessing complementary energy sources such as solar, wind, and waves can provide continuous 24/7 power output, higher capacity factor and a lower levelised cost of energy compared to single-source energy platforms. “

Cindy Lim, CEO of Keppel Infrastructure, was quoted, “With limited land space in Singapore, moving into waters offshore presents opportunities to unlock the potential for more diversified renewable energy sources, thereby enhancing energy security and supporting Singapore’s transition to a greener energy mix.


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