17 March 2021.
Singapore is set to have the largest floating solar farm of the world. The country endeavours to set up energy plants off the coasts and reservoirs across it..
- Singapore despite being one of the smallest countries across the world, is the biggest per capita carbon dioxide emitters in Asia.
- This is the main reason for setting up the solar farm.
- Floating soalr farm will help in mitigating climate change and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
- This project is being built by Sembcorp Industries.
Renewable Energy in Singapore
- The renewable energy is a challenge for Singapore because the country has no rivers for hydro-electricity.
- The wind is also not strong enough to power the turbines.
- Hence the need to turn to solar power.
Threat to the country
- The island nation is threatened by the rising sea levels as a result of the climate change.
- So, the country is aware of urgency to cut down the emissions. In the light, the government of Singapore unveiled several “green plans” including the steps like building more charging points to encourage the electric cars uses, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and planting more trees.
- The country has also target to increase its solar energy use by four times amounting to two percent of the power needs of the country by 2025 and then to three percent by 2030.