Engie’s REIDS-SPORE microgrid on Pulau Semakau features Singapore’s tallest wind turbine, a solar farm, a battery storage system, and a green hydrogen facility encompassing the fuel’s production, storage, and usage. Image: Engie On a small island south of Singapore, a green hydrogen-powered electric vehicle rolls past a solar farm leisurely soaking up the sun’s energy. Towering over the scene is Singapore’s tallest wind turbine, humming quietly as its blades rotate in a gentle, tropical breeze. What sounds like the next weekend getaway for energy geeks is Singapore’s biggest microgrid at the nation’s Pulau Semakau landfill, commissioned this month by French multinational electric utility company Engie to demonstrate how to generate clean power from multiple sources and test energy-efficient industrial solutions in tropical conditions. Technology plays a pivotal role in the fight against climate change. But despite the great strides that renewables have made in recent years, some low-carbon solutions needed to power the world’s industries sustainably while curbing energy use have yet to mature. To fast-track the global transition to a carbon-neutral economy, research and development (R&D) efforts that can build new and better technologies as well as showcase how different solutions can work together and complement each other […]


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