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Net-metered rooftop PV on the rise in Malaysia
Malaysia’s Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) has reported total net-metered PV capacity reached 108 MW at the end of November. The organization said the lion’s share of the figure – 94.14 MW – was deployed in the first 11 months of last year alone. That new project rush came after Malaysia added just 10 kW of rooftop solar in 2016, 2.33 MW in 2017 and 11.53 MW in 2018. Industrial installations account for 75.01 MW of the country’s rooftop generation capacity, with commercial arrays adding a further 25.18 MW. Residential systems added up to 7.67 MW to the end of November and 130 kW of agricultural projects completed the aggregate figure. To qualify for net metering credits for excess electricity exported to the grid, residential systems must have a generation capacity no larger than 12 kWp – for single-phase systems – and 72 kWp for three-phase installations. Commercial and industrial arrays can be either up to 1 MWp or capable of supplying 75% of estimated demand, whichever is lower. One-for-one The growing popularity of net metering, according to Seda, is down to the Net Energy Metering 2.0 program, which permits the sale of excess power to the grid on a one-for-one basis versus grid power kilowatts consumed. Under the previous regime, exported energy carried less value than consumed grid power. “This has managed to reduce the period for return of investment to a mere three years, especially for commercial and industrial installations, which [have] also benefited from the various tax incentives given by the government,” said the authority. However, the popularity of net metering still appears unlikely to be sufficient to achieve Malaysia’s target of hitting 500 MW of generation capacity in the segment this year. Net metering replaced a feed-in tariff incentive scheme in January 2016. In May 2017, Malaysia made the system more attractive. At the end of 2018, the country had around 438 MW of installed solar generation capacity, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Jan 7, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Rooftop PV, Malaysia, Asia, rooftop PV, Seda
Risen Energy expands footprint with 150MW module order for power station in Malaysia
an order to provide 150MW of high-efficiency PV modules to a power station in Malaysia. This stands as the biggest module order Risen Energy has ever carried out to
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, Malaysia, China, Asia, Risen Energy, Xie Jian
Solarpack Wins PPA Contract in Malaysia Worth 116 MW
power purchase agreement (PPA) for one of its projects under development in Malaysia. The award, which is the result of the competitive process launched by the
Jan 2, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Malaysia, PPA, Asia, Solarpack
Ambitious 1 GW agrivoltaic livestock farming project declared in Malaysia
Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) is planning a 1 GW solar project that will include livestock farming at the Sabah state of northern
Dec 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Malaysia, JA Solar, Asia, Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute, NET Kovina Co, Ltd, Max Legacy Sdn Bhd, Datuk Darell
JA Solar Materials Bifacial Modules for Solar Project in Malaysia
solar project that integrates bifacial double-glass modules with trackers in Malaysia. The project is anticipated to generate 74 million kWh of power each year when
Aug 5, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Malaysia, JA Solar, pv modules, bifacial, Asia, Jin Baofang, International
Scatec Solar reaches commercial operation on 66MW PV project in Malaysia
Solar and its partners have grid connected its third solar power plant in Malaysia, the 66MW Merchang plant. Scatec now boasts a 197MW PV pipeline within the
Jul 18, 2019 // Large-Scale, Raymond Carlsen, PPAs, Scatec Solar, Scatec, ITRAMAS-led, Malaysia, Asia
Malaysia launches 1 GW solar tender
Malaysia's Ministry of Power and also Natural Resources has actually announced the 4th round of the country's Large Range Solar (LSS) procurement system will open on Sunday. The ministry tweeted, the optimum size of projects eligible has been cut in half, from 100 MW to 50 MW, to allow even more programmers to take part. Each programmer will certainly be restricted to an optimum of three quotes. Half of the available ability will be for 10-30 MW projects with the balance for larger facilities and effective candidates will have until completion of 2023 to obtain their plants connected to the grid. The Malaysian government has actually currently held three purchase rounds under the nationwide tender program. Previous rounds A preliminary, in 2016, designated 200 MW of capacity across the peninsula plus 50 MW in Sabah, northern Borneo, of the hoped-for total of 370 MW. The second LSS tender, the following year, was nearer to its designated 520 MW target as it designated 360 MW of peninsular solar and also 100 MW throughout Sabah and the islands of Labuan. The exercise still failed, nonetheless, regardless of drawing in bids for 1.6 GW of ability, at costs varying from MYR0.33-0.53/ kWh. The last tender round brought in 112 quotes, for more than 6.73 GW of generation ability and also with a lowest solar power price of MYR0.17777/ kWh ($0.041). Nevertheless, power regulatory authority Suruhanjaya Tenaga has shortlisted only five prospective buyers, for an overall generation capability of 490 MW, to hint the workout will certainly again be under-subscribed. At the end of 2019, Malaysia had 882 MW of solar capability, according to International Renewable resource Agency numbers.
May 29, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, Malaysia, tender, Asia
JA Solar’s bifacial double-glass PERC modules used on 2.5MW rooftop project for Goodyear Malaysia
2.5MW rooftop project at a Goodyear tire manufacturing facility in Shah Alam, Malaysia, the country's largest such project.   The rooftop power plant is
Aug 5, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Solar, Malaysia, rooftop, SMSL, JA Solar, Goodyear, pv modules, Asia
Majuperak Enters JVA for Solar Energy Project in Malaysia
the cooperation of 2 business is to profit the electrical power customers of Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) by safeguarding supply arrangement of
Apr 6, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia, Asia, Renewable Energy, International, Majuperak Energy Resources, Solar Project, United Solar Energy
LONGi protects module supply offer for 190MW of projects in Malaysia
later this year and also are backed by 21-year power purchase agreements with Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad. "We substantially appreciate the depend on
Apr 9, 2021 // Manufacturing News, Malaysia, Asia, PV module, LONGi, Dennis She, auctions and tenders
450 MW Solar Plant In Johar State To Be Biggest In Malaysia
by Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, the Sultan of the Johar state in Malaysia. According to the Royal Press Office of the Johor's Sultan, he called it the
Mar 2, 2021 // Plants, Malaysia, Asia, Solar Project, Sultan of Johar State
Jacobs Awarded Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Contract in Malaysia
in 2021. "This project is a great opportunity for us to remain to sustain Malaysia as it expands its renewable energy field in quest of more inexpensive, lasting
Jul 9, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Malaysia, Asia, Hanwha Energy Corporation, PV Power Plant, Jacobs, Patrick Hill
Bids of US$42/MWh emerge as Malaysia set to pick winners of latest PV tender
players have offered tariffs around the US$40/MWh mark as they competed at Malaysia’s latest industry tender, in figures emerging as the country prepares to
Sep 5, 2019 // Tariffs, Scatec, Malaysia, tender, Asia, auction, tariffs, average prices
Scatec Solar's 47 MW Redsol project has actually started commercial procedure
the leading independent power producer in Malaysia, we delight in to reach this crucial turning point for our 4th project in the country. We expect that the
Oct 6, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Raymond Carlsen, Scatec Solar, Malaysia, Asia, North America, Redsol
The Malaysian Government approves the build of a solar glass factory
aforementioned project was disclosed by Datuk Darell Leiking,  Malaysia’s International trade and industry Minister via his tweeter handle on Friday. He
Dec 18, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Malaysia, Asia, Datuk Darell Leiking, Xinyi Solar