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EDPR Sunseap completes Taiwan New Taipei City’s first basketball rooftop solar system

Thursday 14, July 2022
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Basketball rooftop project at Ziqiang Elementary School to provide 200 kWp of renewable power, offset carbon emissions.
— Students learn the importance of adopting sustainable practices in their lives.

Basketball rooftop solar system located in Ziqiang Elementary School

EDPR Sunseap Taiwan completes Taiwan New Taipei City's first basketball rooftop solar system (200kWp) located in Ziqiang Elementary School.
Singapore, 14 July 2022

Sunseap Taiwan Solar Holdings Ltd (EDPR Sunseap Taiwan), a holding company under Singapore’s leading renewable energy provider EDPR Sunseap, today marks the completion of Taiwan New Taipei City’s first basketball court rooftop solar system.

Located at Ziqiang Elementary School in New Taipei City, the project was completed in April 2022 and marks EDPR Sunseap Taiwan’s first installation of a basketball rooftop solar system. It can provide approximately 200 KiloWatt-peak (kWp) of renewable electricity and offset the equivalent of 171 metric tonnes of carbon emissions. The system will also be able to supply energy to power an average of 60 Taiwanese households per year. In October 2021, EDPR Sunseap Taiwan completed a 535kWp rooftop solar system at the same school.

An EDPR Sunseap Taiwan spokesperson said, “The completion of Taiwan New Taipei City’s first basketball court rooftop solar system highlights EDPR Sunseap Taiwan’s continuous efforts to accelerate sustainable development. This dual usage of space within a school compound offers urban planners an innovative way to provide more covered spaces for students to engage in outdoor activities while concurrently addressing the need for renewable energy.

“Powering up a basketball court rooftop is just the beginning. We look forward to bringing more novel green solutions and to instilling in the young the importance of adopting sustainable practices in their everyday lives.”

Established in 2018, EDPR Sunseap Taiwan has two subsidiaries: Pacific Sunseap Energy Limited which handles distributed photovoltaic projects, and Sunseap Solutions Taiwan Limited which focuses on energy efficiency and green roof solutions.

New Taipei City was the only city in Taiwan invited to sign the New York City Voluntary Local Reviews Declaration in 2020, joining more than 330 cities worldwide in promoting the United Nation’s sustainability work.

About EDPR Sunseap
EDPR Sunseap is a solar energy system developer, owner, and operator in Singapore, with a pipeline of close to 10 GWac of solar energy projects across Asia. Its solar energy systems can be found on more than 3,000 buildings in Singapore, including public housing estates, as well as commercial and industrial buildings.

EDPR Sunseap also operates in various territories across the Asia Pacific, including Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and South Korea. EDPR Sunseap is part of EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world's largest renewable energy producers.

About EDP Renewables (EDPR)
EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is the fourth largest renewable energy producer worldwide with a presence in 26 markets across Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. Based in Madrid and with main regional offices in Houston, São Paulo and Singapore, EDPR has a robust development portfolio with first class assets and a market-leading operational capability in renewables. These include wind onshore, utility scale & distributed solar, wind offshore (through its 50/50 JV - OW) and technologies complementary to renewables such as batteries and green hydrogen.

EDPR’s employee-centred policies resulted in its recognition as a Top Workplace 2022 in the United States, Top Employer 2022 in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Romania, Portugal and Poland) and Brazil, as well as its inclusion in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.

EDPR is a division of EDP (Euronext: EDP), a leader in the energy transition with a focus on decarbonization. Besides its strong presence in renewables (with EDPR and hydro operations), EDP has an integrated utility presence in Portugal, Spain and Brazil including electricity networks, client solutions and energy management.

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