Singapore gets its first solar-powered green EV charging stations

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) and energy company Shell have introduced Singapore’s inaugural solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations.

Shell has integrated electric vehicle charging capabilities powered by 100% certified renewable energy at three service stations situated in Tampines, Pasir Ris, and Lakeview. This energy stems from solar panels positioned atop these stations, as well as other Shell rooftops across Singapore. This advancement ushers in an era where drivers can expect cleaner energy to fuel their journeys.

The energy derived from the solar panels on each station’s rooftop not only fuels the station itself but also connects to a battery energy storage system (BESS). Under the management of Shell’s intelligent energy system, this BESS controls and monitors power consumption, facilitating high-powered EV charging.

Moreover, these three Shell service stations are set to provide the speediest electric vehicle charging experience available at service stations in Singapore. This speed surpasses the common 50kW DC chargers by over three times. Depending on the vehicle model, a standard 30kWh charging session at these specific service stations can now be completed in under 15 minutes.

Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said: “This project is a key milestone in our efforts to develop a more sustainable energy future for Singapore, particularly in electrifying our vehicle population and scaling up solar adoption. The project demonstrates the importance of partnerships between government, industry leaders like Shell, and SMEs like Eigen Energy in realising a clean energy future. We look forward to more of such collaborations to co-create sustainable energy solutions with the industry.”

“We hear from EV drivers that many chose EVs to support sustainability. Now we are glad to better serve our EV community with cleaner charging options using 100% certified renewable energy” said Mr. Doong Shiwen, General Manager of Mobility Singapore at Shell. “Coupled with being the fastest EV chargers in service stations, these three stations embody our vision of the future of mobility and push us forward in our goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. We can learn from this pilot to deploy Shell Recharge at locations facing grid constraints to effectively grow Singapore’s EV-charging infrastructure island-wide.”

Aligned with the objectives outlined in the Singapore Green Plan 2030 to enhance the adoption of solar energy, this initiative constitutes a component of the multi-year collaboration between EMA and Shell. This collaboration aims to nurture innovation, bolster local enterprises, and enhance proficiencies in energy storage and digitalisation. Over the past two years, Eigen Energy, has innovated alongside EMA and Shell as the sustainable infrastructure systems integrator, delivering this project to its success.

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