Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) are embarking on a large-scale deployment of photovoltaic cells to harness solar energy across Sentosa island’s premises from June 2022.
Comprising the installation of solar panels at a new batch of 18 sites across the resort island, the deployment marks the first major renewable energy milestone under the refreshed Sustainable Sentosa strategic roadmap launched in September 2021. SDC is also studying other sources of renewable energy, including tidal energy and waste-to-energy generators as part of long-term strategies to achieve carbon neutrality, and targets to power 10% of the island’s electricity usage through onsite renewable energy by 2030.
As part of the deployment, SDC is launching a tender for the installation of photovoltaic cells, marking the first time that rooftops with varying tenures are being consolidated into a single tender in Singapore. Under this tender, tenure refers to the duration that each rooftop is available for photovoltaic cell installations, based on considerations such as development and renovation plans for each building.
Locations were selected after taking into account the availability of sufficient sunlight and an unobstructed guest experience. Separately, RWS will also begin the installation of new photovoltaic cells this month at 11 sites on its premises including Universal Studios Singapore and Hard Rock Hotel Singapore’s rooftops.