SEAS Clean Energy Committee has been active since 2007 to provide a forum for companies & individuals to discuss issues around clean energy policies, technologies and finance that impact the industry.
Like many countries in Southeast Asia, the abundant sunlight in Singapore, coupled with lower equipment costs, makes solar power a viable, alternative source of electricity for many businesses. The SEAS White Paper showed that solar power is now at grid parity, so it is competitive with traditional sources of energy and will be the leading renewable option for Singapore. Besides solar other options for Singapore will be biomass, biogas and marine renewables.
Asia's solar energy industry is undergoing formidable growth. Advances in technology and changes in government policies and regulations have driven the industry's expansion. It's also been fuelled by lower equipment costs that have increased the potential for savings, making its adoption an economic imperative, not just an environmental issue.
The benefits of using this clean energy are immense and the outlook for the industry is very positive. Especially with options emerging for businesses that cannot afford the upfront costs. Solar leasing allows them to use solar power without having to buy, maintain or install the PV panels. Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use.
Executive Director of Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
Kavita Gandhi has an extensive background in environment and developmental sector spanning over last 20 years. Kavita has been involved in multi-dimensional projects like United States Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP) and was Instrumental in setting up of Clean Technology Environmental Management Centre (CTEM) in the Singapore Manufacturer’s Association. She has experience working with environmental sector startups and SMEs in her capacity as a manager of the Singapore Association for Environmental Companies (SAFECO). Kavita was one of the key personnel involved in setting up the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore and securing a grant from SPRING Singapore to run programs in the area of local enterprise development, market development and training & conferences for clean energy industry. She also represents the association in various government and non-government committees related to clean energy. She was instrumental in developing and managing some unique programs like the SME Energy Efficiency outreach as well cleantech incubator. Kavita has an MSc in Environmental Management from Wye College, University of London. Kavita is also representing SEAS on the following: • Environment & Resource Standards Committee (ERSC), ESG • Co-convener Renewable Energy Standards (RECs) working group, ESG • TC for Energy, ESG • SCEM Steering Committee, NEA • Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) committee, ADB • Advisory Board: EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy, NTU
Mr Christophe Inglin has been in the field of Photovoltaics since 1996. He is currently the Managing Director of Energetix Pte Ltd. He is also on the council of SEAS as vice-chairman.
Christophe was Managing Director of Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd, one of Singapore’s best respected solar systems integrators. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with Shell Solar Pte Ltd (formerly Siemens Showa Solar), a leading manufacturer of PV cells and modules. He is an invited trainer for the Green Mark Manager Programme held by the BCA Academy.
Christophe holds a BSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Surrey in England, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.
Frank Phuan belongs to the second generation of a family business that has been in the solar industry for 35 years. Incorporated and co-founded by Frank in 2015, Sunseap Group is the first full-fledged solar utility company in Singapore, currently licensed under the Energy Market Authority as both an energy wholesaler and an energy retailer specializing in renewable energy. Sunseap Group is the holding company for its renewable energy subsidiaries Sunseap Leasing, Sunseap Energy, Sunseap International, Sunseap Solutions, Sunseap Engineering and Sunseap Energy Ventures. Frank has been awarded the distinguished Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2014 and the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EYA) 2015, and the PVSEC Special Award in 2016 in recognition of his contribution to the growth of the photovoltaic industrial technology in Singapore.