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Photovoltaic technology in Malaysia: past, present, and future plan

Almaktar, Mohamed and Abdul Rahman, Hasimah and Hassan, Mohammad Yusri and Wan Omar, Wan Zaidi (2015) Photovoltaic technology in Malaysia: past, present, and future plan. Intenartional Journal Of Sustainable Energy, 34 (2). pp. 128-140. ISSN 1478-6451

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14786451.2013.852198


This article presents solar energy or specifically the solar photovoltaic (PV) development outlook in Malaysia. The paper first introduces the massive potential of solar energy in the country, the key players in the solar energy development and the early solar energy policies, and programmes in the country. The most important to the PV development is the Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic initiative, which is presented in this paper followed by an explanation on the Feed-in Tariff recently introduced in the country to encourage new solar PV projects. The outlook for solar PV in Malaysia is optimistic and as the uptake of solar PV increases, the unit cost is coming down rapidly. Solar PV is expected to be the most competitive Renewable Energy (RE) source, with the potential to achieve grid parity for electrical power in the country in the near future, and surpassing all other REs combined by 2050.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:solar energy policy, Malaysia building integrated photovoltaic, feed-in tariff, grid parity
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58836
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:22 Feb 2017 15:22

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