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The sunny island nation is harnessing the power of the sun to charge the development of its clean energy industry. In the run up to the Asia Clean Energy Summit in October 2017, Eco-Business looks back at the evolution of Singapore’s solar sector over the last decade.

The sunrise over Singapore's highly urbanised landscape. Can one of the world's most densely populated countries harvest solar energy from building facades? Image: Bo Nielsen, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Read more: Singapore’s 10-year journey in urban solar

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The government recently announced big steps forward in Singapore’s renewable energy future, it intends to install solar panels across all new Housing Development Board blocks, with costs of installation about 40 percent less than before.

Read more: Hydrogen a more sustainable bet for Singapore’s energy future — Jason Tan Han Wei

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"Employers are starting to recognise the benefits of having greenery in work spaces," says Mr Veera, who set up Greenology in 2008, during the financial crisis . PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

To some, having "green fingers" is seen as a gift. But what about having a way with plants, and being able to run a successful business?

Veera Sekaran, 55, has both. He is the founder and managing director of Greenology, a company specialising in urban greenery. Greenology has about 39 employees, including foreign workers.

When Mr Veera first mooted the idea of providing "green walls", better known as vertical gardens, many people advised him against doing it.

Greenology was set up in 2008, during the financial crisis.

"Many people told me nobody would want to have a vertical garden because it is considered a luxury, and it was in the middle of a financial crisis then," he says.

Read more: Creating a vertical urban jungle

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