52 Go-Ahead Singapore buses to have roof-mounted solar panels by April 2023
These include two buses that were on trial since March 2021.
Bus service operator Go-Ahead Singapore announced on Monday (Jan 16) that it will progressively roll out buses with roof-mounted solar panels on service.
A total of 52 buses are expected to roll out by end April 2023, including two buses that were on trial since March 2021.
The progressive roll-out is supported by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the public transport operator added.
According to Go-Ahead Singapore, the “ultra-thin and lightweight” solar panels will convert solar energy into electricity to power the bus battery. The harnessing of solar energy will also help to reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption.
The public transport operator added that it aims to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 200 tonnes annually, and save fuel by 3 per cent to 4 per cent per year.
“They will be deployed on various services operated by Go-Ahead Singapore”, they said.
Go-Ahead Singapore has yet to announce the bus services which will be installed with roof-mounted solar panels.