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Wind, hydro and solar energy challenges for technical vocational and training (TVET) electrical entrepreneur in Malaysia: a review

Harun, G. and Sarip, Shamsul and Abdul Fatah, A. Y. and M. Kaidi, H. and Abd. Rahim, N. (2021) Wind, hydro and solar energy challenges for technical vocational and training (TVET) electrical entrepreneur in Malaysia: a review. In: 1st International Conference of Advanced Research on Renewable Energy for Universal Sustainability, 22 June 2021 - 24 June 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Virtual.


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/2053/1/012012


Renewable energy is one of the alternative energy resources in Malaysia to replace fossil fuel use, which is an important issue that needs to be established. Some of the possible renewable energy sources are wind, hydro and solar. Since 2019, various incentives announced by the Malaysian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) to enhance renewable energy development which is in line with Government Energy policy. However, today, in contrast to the participation of investors and international contractors, the presence of entrepreneurs and domestic workers in this sector is feeble. In this regard, the Technical Vocational and Training (TVET) institution is seen to have the potential to minimize this crisis by creating competent, skilled and competitive electrical entrepreneurs for the field of renewable energy. This paper explores the ability of TVET electrical entrepreneurs to participate in renewable energy businesses. Based on the literature on energy entrepreneur development, it was found that the TVET electrical entrepreneur faces four challenges, namely financial, technology costs, logistics and government support. The proposed future development of renewable energy is in Mini-hydro and solar photovoltaic (PV), while wind power does not seem viable to TVET electricity entrepreneurs.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:renewable energies, fuel use, alternative energy resources
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:96281
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:05 Jul 2022 16:06
Last Modified:05 Jul 2022 16:06

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