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Published on : Mar 09, 2015

The glinting panels which harness the sun’s light and transform it into energy have increasingly become a common sight as the Malaysian charts a way towards the renewable energy field. A solar field constructed by the PV cells has lately emerged in the newly developed center in Malacca in Hang Tuah Jaya located in Ayer Keroh. These panels are a total of 29,092 and form the latest solar farm in this country side.

These panels are capable of generating enough energy to provide power to 1,800 houses daily. The facility has capacity of 8MW and referred as Kompleks Hijau Solar. It was developed and operated by the renewable energy firm Gading Kencana.

This managing director of the company, Datuk Guntor Tobeng states that apart from generating energy this solar farm will help to support the goal of Malacca to become a green state. This project started providing solar power to the national grid during the middle of December. Under the scheme the Feed-in Tariff or FiT the company will be paid around 80 Sen per kilo watt hour of the electricity generated. The company has received its first payment last month which was of RM9,000.

This project was launched towards the end of 2011 and the scheme enables companies and home owners to produce energy from around four sources which are solar photovoltaic, biomass, and biogas and also from small hydropower. This also allows them to sell it to the national grid.

Gading has been involved in projects such as solar street lighting along with solar hybrid system in rural regions and others. These projects tend to include a 2MW roof top photovoltaic system for the PEPS JY in Malaysia and others in Penang.