KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia FusionSolar Seminar organised by Huawei in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 23 was timely as South-East Asia’s photovoltaic (PV) market has flourished in recent years and Malaysia’s power consumption capacity is projected to increase to 1GW by 2020.
With the 1GW PV plant capacity available in the next five years, the seminar reveals many potentials and opportunities for the PV industry in Malaysia.
Malaysia’s solar PV industry development is also supported by the country’s existing policies and regulations, which are conducive in bringing in advanced products and technologies, such as from high tech enterprises like Huawei, to Malaysia’s PV market.
Many key leaders attended the seminar themed Lead to Smart PV Industry, including Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry deputy secretary-general Datin Badriyah Abd Malak, Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association president Ahmad Shadzli Abdul Wahab, Malaysian Solar Resources operation manager Datuk Seri A.H. Ong, Plus Solar executive director Ko Chuan Zhen, BKK director Thatree Homsirikamol and Huawei FusionSolar chief scientist Dr Yunfeng Liu.
Also participating in the seminar were many valuable guests such as investors, consulting companies, EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractors and local banks who shared opinions of policies in Malaysia and their experiences in solar plant development.
The seminar kicked off with Ahmad Shadzli’s speech on the PV industry in Malaysia, followed by a speech from Datin Badriyah on the subject of Solar PV Investment Opportunity in Malaysia.
Furthermore, James Lee, project director from Malaysian Solar Resources Sdn Bhd (MSR), shared a project development case study. A point that resonated with MSR was the fact that Huawei’s string inverter had zero failure rates to date.
Ko then cited the success factors in a solar project development. The success factors included local government regulations and policies, feasible financing modeling, investment location, proven technology and a reliable EPC company.
Huawei provides reliable inverter maintenance support, lightweight, consumable-free and quick replacements, installation facilitation and maintenance of power plants.
During the seminar, Huawei held a signing ceremony with MSR, and also one with Plus Solar.
MSR signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei and looks forward to further cooperation. Plus Solar signed an MoU with Huawei, which says that Plus Solar will utilise Huawei’s string inverters in developing its 100 MW power plant in the following three years.
Huawei, as the global smart PV leader, launched FusionSolar Smart PV Solution, which has been quickly adopted and applied in scale globally.
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