First large-scale solar pv plant in Malaysia

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Berjaya Corp Bhd’s (BCorp) wholly-owned subsidiary Berjaya Solar Sdn Bhd plans to develop a RM180mil 10-MW ground-based Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plant at Bukit Tagar, Selangor,

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia yesterday, BCorp said the plant was a precursor to developing a proposed 50-MW Solar PV power plant in future based on the success of the 10-MW plant it was undertaking.

“A detailed analysis of the proposed Solar PV project has been undertaken, including the consideration of crystalline PV as well as thin film technologies,” it said.

BCorp said Berjaya Solar had established strategic relationship with leading global Solar PV enterprises in the Asean region, such as EQ Solar and other PV manufacturers.

EQ Solar is in the advanced stage of preparation to set up its latest solar panel manufacturing plant in Johor producing mono- and poly- crystalline PV modules.

Berjaya Solar has submitted a proposal to develop the Solar PV power plant to the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry.

Pending and subject to approval of the Feed-in Tariff policy and the project, Berjaya Solar is expected to commence development of the Solar PV power plant in the second half of this year; to be commissioned by 2011.

“The plant will be developed over a 50-ha site, and is capable of generating power to supply electricity to 3,000 homes. The power generated will be connected to the national grid to supply electricity nationwide,” BCorp said.

Source: Berjaya Corp

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