Sunseap Group has signed a contract with Facebook to supply power from its 5 MWp offshore floating solar project located in the Straits of Johor in Singapore. According to a recent announcement by the company, this will be the largest offshore floating solar farm in Singapore on completion. Facebook has signed a multi-year virtual power purchase agreement which will help meet the company’s power requirements in Singapore including its first custom-built data centre in Asia.

The solar power from the project will be exported to the national grid and all the renewable energy credits will be transferred to Facebook as part of its VPPA. This is Sunseap’s second VPPA with Facebook since October 2020. The two companies also have a VPPA for solar power export from projects installed on more than 1,200 rooftops.

Urvi Parekh, Head of Renewable Energy at Facebook said: “We are thankful for this partnership with Sunseap that is helping us bring new solar energy to the Singapore grid in support of our operations in the area. This is our first floating solar project, so we’re particularly excited to support an innovative technology that will help bring more renewable energy projects online.”

Sunseap Group is a Singapore-based solar energy system developer, owner, and operator. It has over 400 MWp of contracted solar energy projects, of which more than 168 MWp have been completed. It operates through five key units: Sunseap Leasing (a solar leasing company in Singapore), Sunseap International (targets markets in the Southeast Asian and Pacific regions), Sunseap Energy (provides renewable energy solutions utilising off-site arrangements), Sunseap Engineering (provides engineering, procurement and construction as well as operation and maintenance services for PV projects) and Sunseap Solutions (focuses on energy efficiency solutions).