To help industries move towards sustainable and renewable energy sources, we support the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on industrial buildings to facilitate solar energy adoption.

Solar deployment models

You can choose between 3 solar deployment models:

  • Rooftop licensing
    You lease available space in your premises (typically but not limited to rooftop) to a vendor for solar PV panel installation in return for rental of your space. No upfront capital cost or operational cost is required. The solar electricity generated is sold to the national electricity grid.

    You can engage a vendor from our SolarRoof programme or a vendor of your choice.

  • Solar leasing
    You lease the solar PV panels from a vendor and pay a discounted rate on the solar electricity generated by the vendor. No upfront capital cost or operational cost is required.

    You can engage a vendor from our SolarRoof programme or a vendor of your choice.

  • Direct ownership
    You buy, install and operate the solar PV panels yourself, inclusive of maintenance cost. The solar energy generated will be used only by your business.

Download the solar deployment toolkit for more information.

Before engaging a vendor for solar deployment, you are required to apply for approval by filling out and submitting this application form through email. No fee is required.

We will inform you of the outcome of your application within 7 working days of your submission.

Successful application

If your application is successful, approval will be valid for up to 6 months before your lease expires. This 6-month period facilitates the removal of solar panels and reinstatement works, if any.

If you transfer or terminate your lease, the approval will become invalid. The new lessee will have to reapply for approval.

Solar deployment is mandatory for new leases, lease renewals, land-based facility launches and tenders, if the site fulfils the following conditions:

  • At least 800 sqm of available contiguous rooftop area (excluding areas on which solar photovoltaic (PV) panels cannot be deployed due to regulatory or technical requirements)
  • Remaining lease period of 15 years or more

If you are required to carry out solar deployment, it will be stipulated in your lease agreement.

You will need to submit the following information and plans at different stages:

  • During plan endorsement:
    Submit proposed plans indicating the total installation area for solar PV panels.

  • By the deadline, as stipulated in your contract:
    Submit as-built plans indicating the total installation area for solar PV panels. The total installation area must be minimally the area declared during plan endorsement.

For solar deployment on areas other than the roof, please apply under voluntary solar deployment.