11/25/2015

Tapping solar energy

Everyone is tapping solar energy. PUB is conducting a 9 month test to see its impact on the environment and reservoir. Solar panels need a lot of space and installing them means some space much go. Not a good way to use our limited space. We need more space for more foreigners to come in, 6.9m or 10m. So the reservoir with it wide expanse of water surface offers a perfect setting for solar panels. Really? Would it eat into the space of water activities?

Actually there is a lot of unused space that would not be put to use and when used for solar panels, no space will be wasted. In fact it is maximizing space that would be wasted anyway. Look at the new sound barrier panels SMRT are erecting on the side of tracks to cut down noise level. Why can’t they install solar panels instead, killing two birds with one stone? The panels could also act as sound barriers. And the long stretches of tracks can definitely take in a good number of panels without wasting any extra space.

If SMRT were to line all the tracks with solar panels, it may be able to turn it into another business, selling electricity with the surpluses or at least be self sufficient in energy consumption.

What do you think?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Uncle redbean is spot on as usual.
And he offers his ideas without demanding a million dollar ransom to maintain his dignity.
Does not even cry about how much time his blogging is taking him away from his family.
- he definitely lacks the quality of a PAP Minister

Anonymous said...

The pretty Tracy tan no longer comments on your blog but she is an active regular tremerius contributor

Anonymous said...

"If SMRT were to line all the tracks with solar panels, it may be able to turn it into another business, selling electricity with the surpluses or at least be self sufficient in energy consumption."
RB

If it is worth doing it, SMRT would have done it already.

If Chee Soon Juan and Low Thia Khiang can talk to each other, they would have talked already.

Anonymous said...

The pretty Tracy tan no longer comments on your blog but she is an active regular tremerius contributor
Anon 9:04 a.m.

How u know she is pretty? U seen or known her?

If not, she could even be a man or a Ah Kua. And yes, some Ah Kuas are really convincing and pretty!

Anonymous said...

9:07, coming for your diet of shit?

Anonymous said...

9:20, a shit likes to use the word shit.

Anonymous said...

Solar power is common and suitable for high-rise roof-top during sunny days. Technically, his brother wind power is another feasible and penetrable for small-size cool-trend during windy days. -Hands-On Green Matters

Sheik Yahraz said...

This is the time to praise China. Without the cheap solar panels coming out from in recent years, affordable solar would not be possible.

Here in Oz, you get tax breaks for solarizing your home. Plus any excess electricity you produce can be sold to The State's electrical utility companies, meaning that after about 5-10 years your home solar installation pays for itself---from savings and from sales to the utility company---after that it is "free" energy.

Fuck the PUB lah. Why doesn't the sg.gov encourage the citizens to go solar and BUY the excess power? Let the people make some money lah!

Anonymous said...


ONE-STONE-KILLING-3-BIRDS!

Uncle RB, you are very good!

At this age you are still very business minded.

Your suggestion of ONE-STONE-KILLING-TWO-BIRDS is indeed brilliant!

I have another suggestion that is ONE-STONE-KILLING-3-BIRDS!

We can convert the SOUND/noise energy from the barrier panels along
MRT tracks into ELECTRICAL energy!

This is ONE-STONE-KILLING-3-BIRDS!

This is better proposal than spending $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ into study of
"driver-less" vehicles!

Correct or not?

Anonymous said...

What about wind power in Singapore?
Install wind mills in parliament to harness the power of PAP hot air.
No need solar power anymore.

Anonymous said...

Have parabolic solar cells install at the rooftops of all residential buildings and guesthouses.

As it is, China will be doing the World a great favour, especially to those in remote areas, supplying sokar panels and equipments cheaply to benefit mankind.

Anonymous said...

How come Singapore shops did not sell those solar powered water-heater .