New policy soon to boost solar PV adoption


Yes, promote rooftop solar PV. Even better, redesign our roofs so the roof IS the solar PV.

Dateline 2019-07-23, NST:

The government will soon announce a new policy for developers to incorporate solar photovoltaics (PV) systems in new buildings.

Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change minister Yeo Bee Yin said the move was part of efforts to encourage more use of solar PVs in the country.

According to her, the country boasts vast rooftop spaces where solar PV systems can be installed with the aim of reducing electricity usage.

“Malaysia has about 3.2 million landed houses, 450,000 shoplots, 21,000 standalone factories and 1,000 shopping complexes. That is a lot of rooftop space.

“That is why the government is encouraging solar PV panels on rooftops instead of having it mounted on the ground, as the land can be used for other purposes.

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