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China energy storage network: the housing development authority (HDB) is taking advantage of rooftop solar demand from several Singapore government agencies to include it in a single tenancy auction.
It was the third bid by the Singapore economic development board and the SolarNova programme.
In this round, the bid was 50 megawatts, up 25 percent from the previous 40-megawatt standard.
The tender will end on 31 January 2018 and a project evaluation will be conducted in the second quarter.
848 HDB housing blocks have been identified for installing solar panels and 27 other government websites.
Bidders should also take action to optimize the rooftop space for solar panels.
A total of eight institutions will participate, four of which have not previously participated in SolarNova's bidding.
Participating organizations include: construction bureau, technology education institute, national heritage committee, sports Singapore, interior ministry, ministry of education and national environment bureau.
According to the project subject to tender for the project will be supported by long-term PPA, this means that the developer of the private sector will be built on the roof of the designated project, including pre-project cost, then selling power to manage the structure of the government agencies.
Cheong Koon Hean, chief executive of HDB, said: "today, HDB is the largest stakeholder in photovoltaic modules and is committed to achieving more than 60 per cent of the solar capacity that Singapore plans to achieve by 2020."
"In order for government agencies to take advantage of the economies of scale of high-tech enterprises, we have merged with EDB to combine the needs of the institutions under SolarNova.
That helps drive the government's adoption of solar power.
By 2020, HDB aims to install 220 megawatts of photovoltaic power stations in its 5,500 residential areas, according to the agency, which has already committed 190 megawatts.
The SolarNova plan represents the overall goal of installing 350 megawatts of solar power by 2020.