8000 solar panels are expected to generate over 3,400 MW hours of green power annually.
Integrated energy player Sembcorp and Singapore’s largest home-grown integrated logistics provider YCH Group have announced the completion of a 2.8 MW peak rooftop solar farm built, owned and operated by Sembcorp atop Supply Chain City, YCH’s 2 million square foot flagship facility in Singapore.
Close to 8,000 solar panels will provide renewable energy for the building and its tenants under a long-term contract, with surplus power channeled to the grid. The panels are expected to generate over 3,400 MW hours of green power annually, enough to power more than 770 four-room HDB flats for a year. This will help to avoid about 1.5 million kilograms of CO2e emissions a year for the building and its tenants, equivalent to the impact of taking almost 320 cars off the road.
The solar energy system is backed by a new high-tech digital system at the Sembcorp Solar Performance Monitoring Centre housed within the same building. Using real-time tracking devices, this centralised digital platform remotely monitors the output of every single string of rooftop solar system installed at Supply Chain City as well as at all of Sembcorp’s other solar power projects in Singapore.
Koh Chiap Khiong, Head of Singapore, Southeast Asia & China (Energy), Sembcorp, said, “Sembcorp takes pride in providing the best solutions to its customers. With the successful completion of the solar energy system at Supply Chain City, we are pleased to partner YCH in helping them to provide their clients a solution which instantly cuts their carbon footprint and gives them cheaper electricity.
In addition, the set-up of the Sembcorp Solar Performance Monitoring Centre embodies the Sembcorp Difference – where we do not just install the panels and sell power, but also think holistically and employ advanced digital solutions to enhance our performance and value for our customers. This system makes the operation and maintenance of our solar assets more robust and enables us to have better visibility and certainty over their reliability.”
With the successful completion of Supply Chain City’s rooftop solar farm, YCH and Sembcorp will now look to power other YCH’s facilities with solar energy, in countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. For the past decade, YCH has been pioneering the building of green warehouses of LEEDs certification standard, in various cities in the APAC region. The solar energy initiative is one of the continuous efforts of YCH‘s innovations in “Building Green” in the supply chain and logistics industry.