The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore set up the Marine Renewable Energy Working Group together in April 2018. Marine renewable energy refers to anything in the marine space used to generate renewable energy such as floating solar panels and ocean renewable energy technologies (e.g. tidal range, currents, wave, thermal gradient, salinity gradient).
The Marine Renewable Energy is a sunrise industry, which has more than 1,000 sites in Asia that could cater to 200MW for each site in the Southeast Asian Region.
In line with Singapore’s drive towards a sustainable future, various efforts that address energy security and economic impact are being explored. Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) and its related sectors are relevant upcoming contributors to Singapore’s energy mix. Singapore potentially has substantial MRE resource that can be harnessed for various applications.
Being a recognized leader in innovation and research in the region, Singapore has the great opportunity to take the lead in Southeast Asia (SEA) to drive the adoption of MRE and related technologies.