Malaysia Seeks EPC for 30-MW Floatovoltaics
- TNB is building a 30-MW solar park, the first of its kind in Malaysia, to power the nation toward its 2030 renewable energy goal. EPC contractors have until Dec 8 to submit proposals and help the nation reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
TNB is looking to increase this by inviting engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors to bid for the 30-MW floating solar park at the Chenderoh Reservoir. The deadline to submit proposals is December 8. The proposed solar park is part of TNB's goal to have 7 GW of renewable energy plants by 2030 to become net zero and coal-free by 2050, in line with the country's aim of producing 30% of its total electricity from renewables by the end of the decade.
What Is TNB's Goal for a 30-MW Floating Solar Park?
- TNB is hoping to reduce their electricity generation costs by 20% by having a fully integrated floating photovoltaic (FPV) system
- The 30-MW floating solar park will be installed in the Chenderoh Reservoir, a large reservoir located in Perak, Malaysia and serves as an important source of drinking water for the state
- TNB will provide the necessary infrastructure and operational support for the FPV system, which includes the construction of a 13-hectare floating platform made from pontoon and other components
- The solar park would be located near the dam making the most of the available sunlight and the cooling effect of the water from the reservoir
- It is expected that this FPV system will produce enough energy to meet the electricity needs of more than 9,000 households in the area
- In addition to reducing electricity costs, TNB hopes that this solar park will also reduce environmental pollution, reduce the demand for non-renewable energy sources, and promote renewable energy initiatives in the region