Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Solar power to light up 30 HDB precincts

SOME HDB residents across Singapore can soon look forward to solar energy coming to their estates.

About 30 Housing Board precincts - 28 old and two new estates - are set to get a total of $31 million worth of solar panels installed over the next five years.

The locations are still being chosen and will be announced soon, said HDB yesterday. It added that the solar capacity will help build up the capabilities of local firms and workers.

The project will enable HDB to study the effects of location and different block configurations on solar electricity generation.

It also aims to reduce the energy usage of common areas in HDB estates by 20 per cent to 30 per cent within the next five years.

Source: Straits Times, 28 April 2009

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