Malaysia can generate more electricity if all roofs use solar panels, says Yeo


Factually, Yes. Also, if we can harness all our cows to methane collection machines, we would have another gas source. And we need to reduce the cost of Solar PV panel installation to say, 3x normal roofing costs.

Now, if Malaysia can commercially produce cheaper, faster-charging, high energy density environmentally friendly rechargeable batteries, we are cooking with gas. Gravity/ pressure based energy storage facilities anyone?

Dateline 2019-05-14, The Star:

Malaysia can generate 1.4 times more electricity if all the roofs in Peninsular Malaysia are fitted with solar panels, compared with the conventional electricity generation of fossil fuel burning.

Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said there are over 4.12 million buildings with solar rooftop potential in the peninsula.

If all these buildings are fitted with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, it can generate a whopping 34,194 megawatt (MW) of electricity at any one time, she said.

In comparison, the current total electricity production in Malaysia is an average of 24,000 MW at any one time.

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