the solar roof installation project of singapore-based tuas plant of rec solar, an overseas enterprise of bluestar, was started recently. the project is jointly developed by rec solar and pacificlight power pte ltd. (pacificlight), a state-owned power company in singapore. it is singapore's largest solar roof installation project and is scheduled to be put into operation in august 2018. it is expected to provide 2.6 million kwh of electricity annually for the singaporean power grid, equivalent to the electric power for 550 four-room government flats. the electricity consumption can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,400 tons per year.
pacificlight's ceo yu daming said that he was delighted when rec solar has accepted the energy plan proposed by pacificlight, which combines the advantages of solar energy and traditional power and will bring great potential for cooperation between the two parties.
the year of 2018 has been positioned as singapore’s “climate action year.” the singaporean government will work to raise people’s awareness of climate change and hope to inspire all parties to address the challenges posed by climate change. amy hall, senior minister of environment and water resources of singapore, expressed his appreciation for rec solar's contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. she pointed out that rec solar is one of the few companies that have committed to climate action, hoping that more companies will be able to participate in the action for emissions reduction.
rec solar ceo steve o'neill explained the responsibility and mission of rec solar in addressing climate change. more than 30 million solar panels have been installed on roofs, floors or in water across the world. now, the entire company has initiated climate actions in which more than 300 employees have participated. they are willing to start from themselves to do their best to cope with climate change.