HDB to test solar technology in 6 precincts [News]
By Joanne Chan, Channel NewsAsia, 7 Nov 2011.
The Housing and Development Board (HDB) will be testing a more energy- and cost-efficient solar technology in six precincts islandwide next year.
Using Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) thin-film technology, the project is expected to cost S$4 million.
The solar panels will be installed in 20 to 25 HDB blocks, and collectively generate 1 MWp (megawatt peak) of electricity, enough to provide for 200 four-room flats.
Without direct sunlight, many traditional solar panels are unable to generate electricity efficiently. CIGS technology, which is more sensitive to light, may be the solution to erratic sun patterns.
Source: Channel NewsAsia