Solar developers, also referred to as project developers or Independent Power Producers (IPP), are solar companies who finance, own and operate a solar project through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) model. These companies often partner with solar installers or Engineering, Procurement and Construction companies (EPCs) to install a solar project. They may also have their internal EPC arm to conduct installation and construction work.
Note: If you’re a landed home owner or you are planning to purchase your solar system upfront, take a look at our list of the top solar installers in Singapore instead.
PPAs for smaller commercial properties
Unfortunately, solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in Singapore are often only applicable for larger properties with available roof space of above 2,000 sqm (or a solar potential of >500 kWp), and remaining lease term of at least 20 years. Here at Solar AI Technologies we’re committed to making it as simple as possible for all property owners to get solar.
Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 5 solar developers in Singapore, listed in alphabetical order.
Engie South East Asia, comprising more than 2,000 employees across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, is one of the global leaders specialised in the utilisation of solar technology to develop energy and smart solutions for customers worldwide. Following a strict value chain consisting of strategy, design and financing, Engie provides specially designed turnkey clean energy solutions, Green Energy as-a-service, to help customers meet their energy goals.
In Southeast Asia, Engie has created an incredible green energy footprint with over 100 MWp of solar PV solutions completed and currently under construction. In Singapore, Engie has deployed at least 10 MWp of solar PV solutions from designing and constructing rooftop solar installations for clients including a university and government agencies.
Helping their customers to enjoy long term green benefits, they also have digital solutions to drive businesses in maximising their strategic energy priorities through combining renewable energy with digital technology. These digital solutions allow customers to reduce their carbon footprint, decentralise their energy generation and increase energy efficiency. Some projects that deserve honourable mentions include one of Singapore’s biggest hospitals, KK Hospital and 2 international terminals in Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Contact: +65 6513 8288
Address: 108 Pasir Panjang Road #05-04 Golden Agri Plaza Singapore 118535
2) LYS Energy Group
LYS Energy Group prides itself on excellent customer service and experience while providing top quality clean energy solutions to help their customers reach their energy goals. Their PV systems are built off the newest technology to ensure no-hassle turnkey solutions, and aids businesses in reducing their energy costs to further value-add their business. As of today, LYS Energy has installed more than 50 MWp of solar PV systems in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and more.
LYS holds a strong portfolio across several industries such as Aerospace, Manufacturing and Engineering as well as Pharmaceutical. Some key projects include Singapore’s National Stadium with a 707 kWp system installed and an aerospace facility in Seletar with a 3.1 MWp system and an annual carbon reduction of 1,557 tons.
Contact: +65 6610 4534
Address: 232A South Bridge Road Singapore 058781
3) Sembcorp Singapore
Sembcorp Singapore, one of the leaders in the energy and urban industry, aims to develop advanced energy solutions that provide value and sustainable development for the people. Following a value creation process, they have successfully minimised carbon emissions of more than 3.9 million tons through clean energy generation and generated more than 12,600 MW of power, supplying electricity to 9 countries. Sembcorp has an energy portfolio of 2,600 MWp of wind and solar projects across Singapore, India and China.
In Nov 2020, Sembcorp joined forces with CapitaLand and SP Group in a pilot to further boost the sustainability of data centres by utilising integrated energy solutions. Integrated energy solutions provided will consist of a mix between solar PV, green hydrogen and energy storage, together with advanced smart solar technologies to boost energy efficiency and performance.
Besides being one of the main installers for the floating solar PV system on Tengah Reservoir, they have previously also signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) to fully install and operate solar PV panels on their rooftops. In Singapore, it is the largest solar energy project in the aviation sector with 8.2 MWp of solar PV capacity.
Contact: +65 6723 3113
Address: 30 Hill Street #05-04 Singapore 179360
Sunseap, a leading solar developer providing clean energy solutions in Singapore, holds an extensive portfolio of solar projects close to 2 GWp across Southeast Asia, Singapore and the Pacific region. As one of the largest clean solutions providers, they specialise in providing zero-cost solar installations through solar PPAs, curating energy efficiency solutions and more. Sunseap handles the projects from start to finish while helping customers manage finances, installation and maintenance of their solar systems.
As of today, Sunseap has undertaken a plethora of solar projects, such as a rooftop solar system project for Ng Teng Fong Hospital, being the first to propose a solar energy solution in the healthcare industry in Singapore. They have also broken records by successfully completing a 9.5 MWp solar installation at Jurong Port, the world’s largest port-based solar energy generation facility.
Contact: +65 6255 5623
Address: Harbourside 2, 2 Boon Leat Terrace #03-04, #04-03/04 Singapore 119844
5) Total Solar
While operating in Singapore since 1982, Total Solar, a French energy giant opened its Asia Pacific HQ in Singapore in 2019. Ever since it has been focusing on building its renewable energy business in Asia and is one of the leading solar service providers for commercial and industrial (C&I) sectors. Total also owns Saft, an advanced-technology battery solutions company for the energy sector.
Total has deployed a 1.2 MWp system size on Total Lubricant’s blending plant in Tuas, aiming to utilise solar power to fulfil 35% of its energy needs. Another noteworthy project is a 543 kWp installation in Singapore’s biggest automobile hub, Carros.
Total’s Singapore solar team is highly focused on providing fully integrated no-CAPEX solar solutions for C&I customers in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia. This allows property owners to benefit immediately from their first electricity bill without worrying about their finances and the performance of their solar system, with maintenance also done by Total.
Contact: +65 6879 2200
Address: 182 Cecil Street, #27-01 Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547
This article was first published on 9 December 2020 and last updated on 6 May 2021 to include additional details.
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