Sunday, 24 May 2020

Singapore Airlines goes solar: Facts to know

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With sustainability at the core of their shared vision, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) have signed a power purchase agreement with Sembcorp Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, to install and operate rooftop solar panels across their different premises.

When completed, this will be the largest combined solar power energy project for the aviation industry in Singapore. Here are some stand-out facts relating to the development, which is slated for completion in 2020.

>20,000

Number of solar panels that will be installed across SIA and SIAEC buildings and offices

8.2 MWp

Total capacity of the solar panels that will be installed

18%

Portion of SIA’s total building electricity demand to be met by the solar panels

>4.3mil kg

Annual reduction in CO2 emissions resulting from the project, the equivalent of planting 52,000 new trees

>10,200 MWh

Renewable energy expected to be produced annually – enough power to run 2,290 four-room HDB flats for a year

To learn more about Singapore Airlines flights, visit singaporeair.com. For more information and travel advisories, please visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.

SEE ALSO: Singapore Airlines Cargo: An essential service for a global market

This article was originally published in the April 2020 issue of SilverKris magazine

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