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

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

18 June 2019

PUTRAJAYA: 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.

“If we equip our roofs with solar, we can potentially produce more than the total electricity generated in Malaysia,” Yeo said at the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) office here on Tuesday (May 14).

Currently, only 2% of Malaysia’s electricity is generated by renewable energy sources, as the nation’s energy generation is still highly dependent on limited fossil fuel resources such as oil, coal or natural gas.

In the race to increase the nation’s renewable energy mix from 2% to 20% by 2030, the Ministry is targeting commercial and industrial buildings to go solar and be early adopters of the revised Net Energy Metering (NEM) scheme.

Yeo said the NEM offers those who opt for solar energy lower tariffs, tax incentives, solar leasing programmes, and reduced electricity bills through the one-on-one offset, where every 1kWh exported to the grid will be offset against 1kWh consumed from the grid.

Yeo said the Ministry has allocated a 2019 NEM quota of 500 MW, with 450 MW allocated for commercial and industrial buildings, and the remaining 50 MW for residential buildings.

She said the revised NEM scheme has seen a positive response as there was an increase in NEM take-up rate this year.

“As of May 2019, a total of 16.6 MW of NEM has been approved in the first four months of 2019, compared with approved capacity of 18.24 MW in 2018,” she said.

Yeo made the comments during the launch of the NEM calculator available on the SEDA website.

With the calculator, SMEs and residents can calculate the potential monthly savings from generating solar energy, the upfront cost needed, the simple payback period, and the environmental impact.

The SEDA website also has a directory of 110 registered solar PV service providers and 27 solar PV investors who will carry out the solar leasing programmes.

Those who wish to purchase solar PV systems can contact PV service providers for a quotation while those who prefer to lease it, or pay only for the electricity generated by the systems through the power purchase agreement, can contact solar PV investors.

Yeo said the government, through the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, is also offering SMEs a green investment tax allowance and income tax exemption for the purchase of solar PV systems.

Source: The Star

‘Yes’ to green energy, ‘no’ to nuke

‘Yes’ to green energy, ‘no’ to nuke

18 June 2019

BEIJING: Malaysia is working on promoting green energy by switching to renewable energy generation, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said there were suggestions to replace conventional power with solar and wind energy.

Malaysia, he added, was not affected by strong winds, but there were suggestions to build wind turbines in the sea off the east coast of the peninsula.

“We have not approved this,” he said, adding that Malaysia was also looking into the use of solar power.

“We will certainly switch to renewable energy,” he said.

However, he replied “no” to the option of using nuclear power.

Dr Mahathir was responding to a question on Malaysia’s plan to utilise green energy during a dialogue with 40 Chinese investors here yesterday.

He is here to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for Inter­national Cooperation.

To a question on the tax system, the Prime Minister said Malaysia had no plans to increase taxes.

The government was looking into ways to reduce taxes instead, he added.

“We have reduced taxes for import of luxury goods and this helps businesses to grow because more people can come to shop in Malaysia.

“The government will study whether we can make the country more attractive and business-friendly,” he said.

Dr Mahathir also assured foreign investors that Malaysia’s policies would remain the same despite Pakatan Harapan winning the 14th General Election.

“Malaysia is a very stable country. We do not change much, so you can be comfortable with the rules and laws.

“Despite a change of government, our policies have remained the same,” he added.

Earlier yesterday, Dr Mahathir visited Huawei’s research centre, where he was briefed on the company’s 5G technology, cloud services and other smart applications.

He also met Ren Zhengfei, founder of the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker.

The two discussed ways to leverage on information and communications technology to facilitate the improvement of Malaysia’s economic development.

Source: The Star

装太阳能系统自行发电 杨美盈:省电费也享津贴

装太阳能系统自行发电 杨美盈:省电费也享津贴

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Minister Yeo Bee Yin Urged SMEs to Participate in NEM Programme

Minister Yeo Bee Yin Urged SMEs to Participate in NEM Programme

Read also: Net Energy Metering (NEM)

1 June 2019

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are participating in the new net energy metering (NEM) programme stand to enjoy better tax allowances, in addition to being able to manage their electricity costs more effectively.

NEM programme is a solar PV initiative by MESTECC to encourage Malaysia’s renewable energy uptake.

Under the programme, energy produced from the installed solar PV system will be consumed first, and any excess energy can be exported to TNB on a “one-on-one” offset basis.

The scheme is applicable to all domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors as long as they are TNB customers.

Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Minister Yeo Bee Yin said that with the easier access to financing through the Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS), SMEs would be encouraged to take up the NEM scheme and find innovative ways to harness renewable energy sources.

“SMEs which have the suitable rooftop structures can get tax allowance by installing solar photovoltaic (PV) system, and they can sell any excess energy produced to Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) on a ‘one-on-one’ offset basis.

“I hope the relevant tax allowances and GTFS can help facilitate and catalyse more growth in terms of rooftop solar (power) among commercial and industry players,” Yeo told a press conference after launching the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia’s new website, which features a renewable energy microsite and a NEM calculator here today.

Commenting on SEDA’s newly revamped website, Yeo said the website was designed to provide an improved user experience for the public and giving them access to information on the NEM scheme and renewable energy programmes.

SEDA Malaysia has also created two solar PV directories, allowing the public to browse for services they need.

Currently, the directories provide a list of 110 registered PV service providers and 27 registered solar PV investors.


Solar Leasing and Net Energy Metering (NEM) for Malaysia

Solar Leasing and Net Energy Metering (NEM) for Malaysia


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Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), YB Yeo Bee Yin announces new-year changes to try and drive further PV adoption in the populous southeast Asian nation.

28 November 2018

What is Solar Leasing?

With a Solar Leasing or power purchase agreement (PPA) in Malaysia, you don't have to pay the high upfront cost of solar panels, equipment, and installation. Instead of paying for a solar system, you pay a fixed monthly amount for the  electricity the solar panels generate. It's easy and affordable.


What is Net Energy Metering (NEM)?

The concept of NEM is that the energy produced from the solar PV system installed will be consumed first, and any excess to be exported and sold to the distribution licensee (such as TNB /SESB ) at the prevailing Displaced Cost prescribed by the Energy Commission.

Read more about it here.


NEM and Solar Leasing in Malaysia

YB Yeo Bee Yin reportedly announced a move to make the nation’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) regime more attractive by moving to offset surplus energy fed back into the grid on a like for like basis, rather than forcing prosumers to accept a lower displaced cost for excess energy. Malaysian newspaper The Star reports prosumers currently have to pay MYR0.50 ($0.12) per kilowatt hour for electricity but receive only MYR0.31 in return for their surplus energy.

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The Star reports the new Net Energy Metering (NEM) regime will be introduced on January 1, at the same time as Solar Leasing is rolled out, to further encourage domestic solar energy in Malaysia


The Reserve states the new Supply Agreement for Renewable Energy (SARE) of Malaysia will see third-party investors agree a price with homeowners and utilities that ensures a saving on bills for the homeowner plus a return for the investor. The investor will then finance installation of the panels, ensuring there is no upfront cost for the householder. For more information regarding Supply Agreement for Renewable Energy (SARE) in Malaysia, check it out here.


The consumers of Malaysia can start to experience the benefits of having a cheaper electricity bill with the Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Solar Leasing concept, estimated next year at Jan 1 2019. Stay tuned for more information from the ministry of Malaysia.

Utility Scale Solar – Large Scale Solar Round 3 (LSS3)

Utility Scale Solar – Large Scale Solar Round 3 (LSS3)

According to YB Yeo Bee Yin at the IGEM Press Conference on 18 October 2018, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change is currently preparing to open the LSS3 programme and request for proposal towards the end of the year or by January 2019. So stay tuned as more information and the criteria will be announced latest by January 2019. For more information, please contact MAQO Solar for further enquiry. 

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If you are also interested in Net Energy Metering (NEM) update of 2019, please read this.

Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Quota Revocation and New Quota Press Release Key Facts

Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Quota Revocation and New Quota Press Release Key Facts

Feed-in Tariff

  1. Total RE quota revoked in September 2018 = 155.7256MW
  2. Total RE quota to offer in Q4 2018 = 114.5682MW
  3. The quota will open for application by batches,
    1. Small Hydro (74.5682MW) and Biomass (10MW) categories, the opening is on 27th November at 10am.
    2. E-bidding for Biogas (30MW) – for the first time in FiT system, SEDA will implement e-bidding for Biogas. SEDA will first conduct gamma testing of the e-bidding together with the industry on 25th October and the actual e-bidding will commence on 19th November.

Net Energy Metering (NEM) 2019 Update

Net Energy Metering (NEM) 2019 Update

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  1. Towards the end of 2016, the Government introduced the NEM programme to encourage installation of rooftop Solar PV to generate RE for own consumption and to export back to the grid and consumers will be paid back with the displaced cost through the electricity bill.
  1. The quota that was determined in 2016 is 500MW for the period of 5 years from 2016 to 2020. The breakdown was 120MW for domestic users, 195MW for commercial and 185MW for industrial.
  2. However, after 2 years since it was launch, the uptake rate is very low where only about 17MW.

United Nations: We Have 12 Years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe

United Nations: We Have 12 Years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe

Climate Change

From: The Guardian, on 8 October 2018

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

The authors of the landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday say urgent, unprecedented yet affordable and feasible changes are needed to reach the target, although it lies at the most ambitious end of the Paris agreement pledge to keep temperatures between 1.5C and 2C.