The World's Largest Solar-Powered Sustainable Community
The US Army and Actus Lend Lease have plans to build the world's largest solar-powered sustainable community on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The construction of 5,388 new homes, renovation/restoration of 2,506 residences and the creation of 10 community centers will cost US $2.2 billion dollars and will produce seven megawatts of photovoltaic paneling, providing approximately 30% of the community's electrical needs. The second-largest such solar community, the Sydney Olympic Village, had less than one megawatt of photovoltaic power installed.
Makes sense to me. I always wonder why we don't see more solar down here in the tropics. Singapore would be a great place to install solar panels, use some renewable energy or at least reduce the dependence on other forms of electricity generation in the area.