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Solar panels are pictured on the Marina Barrage building, with the Singapore Flyer observation wheel and office and hotel buildings pictured in the background, in Singapore March 25, 2009. Singapore is trying to become a hub for the clean energy sector, having attracted Norway's REC to build the world's largest solar manufacturing plant. But these solar panels will be exported and with about 85 percent of Singaporeans staying in public housing, the government has provided few local incentives to use solar power, said Winston Chin from Mitsubishi Electric Asia.  REUTERS/Laurence SiMeng Tan(SINGAPORE CITYSCAPE SCI TECH ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)   FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E68O14ZA01 - GM1E53Q1F4H01

Renewables are becoming engrained into our cities' landscapes. Image: REUTERS/Laurence SiMeng Tan

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