SINGAPORE ADOPTS SOLAR ENERGY AS A STEP TO ACHIEVE ITS ZERO EMISSION TARGET

Highlights:

•          Singapore is space-starved and has no water or wind energy to harness

•          Solar power is the only viable source of renewable energy accessible to the country

Singapore is one of the most advanced countries and is a global financial hub. Unfortunately, it makes it one of the countries that have the most carbon dioxide emissions. It is therefore not surprising that the country is putting in efforts to curb the same with floating solar panels.

One of the challenges that Singapore faces is the limited geographical capability that the country has to harness renewable energy. Singapore does not have rivers hence producing hydropower or energy is not a viable option. Further, winds in the country are not strong enough to generate power. Hence the country had to turn to solar power.

Singapore is space-starved. The rooftops and available lands are already in use. Hence the solar panels are now floating on the reservoir waters and are planted on the coasts.

Another way that Singapore is fighting pollution is by planting more trees, installing more charging points for electric cars and by waste reduction, to discourage landfills. Singapore is committed to reducing its greenhouse emission drastically by 2050 and achieve zero-emission at the earliest