Singapore GP has installed solar panels on the F1 pit buildings and are in process of installing efficient lighting system for the night event.

In a bid to move towards more environment friendly measures, the organisers of Singapore GP has completed installation of solar panels on the F1 pit buildings. And now they are in the process of changing the light system to make it more efficient.

The organisers appointed ENGIE South East Asia to install the solar panels with 1,396 of them installed and now operational. They expect to generate 803,155 kWH of energy in a year with the use of solar power which is sufficient for entire F1 race month.

This includes supply to Paddock Club, Race Control, Media Centre, the Administrative offices and the F1 garages. In terms of the efficient light system, the metal-halide projectors will be replaced by LED track lights for the night grand prix.

The upgraded LED requires less power per fitting as well, consuming at least 30% less than the previous bulbs. These are supplied by DZE Asia in collaboration with Signify Singapore. The new lights doesn’t require any warm up time to reach full luminance.

The new lighting system will not affect drivers’ viewing experience as well as the broadcasting cameras. The old lights will be given away via an exhibition to be recycled. “We are thrilled that the F1 Pit Building can now be powered by renewable energy. This is an important milestone because it will reduce the carbon footprint of the race, as well as all other events that use the F1 Pit Building beyond the race period,” said Ong Ling Lee.

“Sustainability is a key priority for the Singapore race, and we will continue to work with Singapore GP and our partners to make our race more sustainable.” At the same time, Sasha Rafi added: “We are excited to kick off our sustainability efforts for the new term and we look forward to drive change at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.

“More initiatives are currently being planned for the night race, and we will be announcing these, as well as the results of our carbon footprint report from last year’s event in the coming weeks.”

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