REC has successfully beaten 13 companies in the competition for a 1MW tender to supply PV panels for residential rooftop installations on Housing Development Board (HDB) homes in six precincts in Singapore. The PV panels will be installed on approximately 25 housing blocks as part of HDB’s solar capability building program.
CEO of HDB, Tay Kim Poh said, “As the public housing agency for Singapore with a stock of over 9000 residential blocks, HDB has a key role to play in supporting Singapore’s commitment to sustainable development. This is a huge step forward in our sustainable development efforts. HDB will continue to look into more ways to improve the living environment for residents through innovations and the optimization of environmental targets”.
The project, which marks the largest solar initiative in the region, will feature REC Peak Energy Series modules. Installation is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2010. “REC is honored to be selected as a supplier for HDB. This is a strong recognition of the commitment and the quality of the work of our organization in Singapore”, said John Andersen Jr., EVP and group COO, REC.