Regional industrial enterprise Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) (JJSEA) has completed a S$400,000 (US$318,000) project to install solar panels on its facility in Tuas, Singapore.
Installation of the PV panels, which took three months from planning to commissioning, is expected to generate 154 MWh of electricity a year, allowing JJSEA to recoup its investment within ten years.
(photo credit: MHE-Demag)
The system was designed and installed by Phoenix Solar. Christophe Inglin, managing director of the system integration company, says that among their industrial clients, this project provides the largest contribution to a company’s energy consumption. The 522 REC Peak Energy series solar PV modules will supply 20% of the factory’s energy needs and mitigate 77 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
At 20 years of age, the Tuas crane factory is the oldest facility on which Phoenix Solar has installed solar panels and is one of the core manufacturing centres for MHE-Demag, a regional business unit of JJSEA.
The project is part of the company’s move towards carbon neutrality, its group chairman Heinrich Jessen says: “With both domestic and industrial energy consumption reliant on fossil fuels, it seems only right to make a difference where you can.”