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Start: 20-Jul-2015
End: 20-Jul-2015

Solar Thermal in Tropical Climate for Cooling and Heating[Solar(T)-201507]


Singapore is a small city-state without natural resources such as oil and natural gas. Fortunately, we are blessed with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. When adopting a renewal solar energy system, a large scale solar thermal (LST) system helps to reduce the use of fossil fuels and improves the building environmental performance.

A LST system, which converts the Free & Sustainable Solar Energy from the Sun to produce energy in the form of (Solar Thermal) Heat, is designed to provide energy input directly to meet the local consumer's energy requirement. Hence, a LST system helps not only to reduce the reliance on the conventional energy inputs, ie. electricity and natural gas, but could also be independent & enjoy security from any future dramatic changes in oil prices.

Singapore is also a land scarce country and the optimization of available spaces is of utmost importance when evaluating the adoption of the most technologically feasible and economically viable renewable energy system. Apart form being more efficient in harvesting solar energy as compared to other alternatives, a LST system is very simple to operate and  has a long operating lift requiring minimum maintenance thus making a LST system an attractive renewable system that is able to optimize the use of space in Singapore. A LST system will also make the building unique and further enhances the owner's Clean & Green image.

Apart from various attractive project financing schemes from banks & other international financial institution at competitive rates, aspiring LST system end-users could tap into the alternative Energy Service Contracting (ESCo) option that offer minimum upfront investments. An ESCo is structured as a service that not only reduce operating costs & transfer risk but also allow building owners to concentrate attention on their core activities.

Many aspiring LST systems owners find themselves poorly prepared when requesting system proposals and evaluating offers, as they might have little or no prior experience of LST systems and what levels of payback and incentive schemes apply. Hence, two experienced Solar Thermal industry professionals are invited to clear your doubts. 

Solar Thermal in Tropical Climate for Cooling and Heating is a learning event under the Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) Learning Network. 


At the end of the programme, participants will understand:

  • the fundamentals of Solar Thermal technology
  • the difference between Solar Thermal and Solar PV technologies

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Module Title Start Date End Date
Solar Thermal in Tropical Climate for Cooling and Heating (July 2015) 20-Jul-2015 09:00:00 20-Jul-2015 17:00:00