Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd has been awarded the construction of 1.96MW of rooftop PV systems at the Tuas and Gali Batu train depots in Singapore.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is responsible for planning and development of Singapore's land transport infrastructure. Generating clean electricity for train depot operations is a significant step in the right direction. In August 2014, LTA called for a competitive tender to design, supply and install 1.96MW of grid-tie PV capacity on two new train depots - Tuas and Gali Batu. The project was awarded to Phoenix Solar after evaluating tenderers according to their quality proposals as well as pricing.
Upon completion, the PV system, consisting of 7'536 REC solar modules and 4 central inverters from SMA, are expected to generate over 2.2 million kWh of solar electricity annually. This is enough to offset over 1'100 metric tonnes per year of CO2 from gas fired power plants. As part of the contract, Phoenix Solar will also perform O&M (operations and maintenance) and monitor the performance of the PV system for an initial period of one year.
Tim P. Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Solar AG, stated: "This new high-profile project underscores the strong positioning of Phoenix Solar in South East Asia. As in other regions around the globe, here too we enjoy a solid reputation for the design and execution of high-quality, high-output solar PV systems, providing a strong base for further growth."