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Malaysia - Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is encouraged by the Malaysian Government and the Department of Electricity and Gas Supply has a Fuel Diversification Policy which promotes the use of renewable energy. Biomass is largely promoted. Biomass is extracted from living organisms and converted into renewable energy. Plans were laid out in 2001 in Malaysia to have at least 10 per cent of all the country’s consumers using biomass as a fuel. Malaysia has a good supply of natural resources to convert into biomass. This makes Malaysia an attractive and enticing prospect for investment into renewable energy from other Asia giants due to its natural resources.

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This website gives details of the “Green Policy” set out by the Department of Electricity and Gas Supply.

There are a number of companies who supply renewable energy and more environmentally friendly communities in Malaysia; the number of companies is increasing.

Advanced Solar Voltaic Sdn. Bhd.
Address: 8, Jalan 2/137B, Resource Industrial Centre, 58200, Kuala Lumpur 58000
Telephone number: (6 03) 79805419
Website: www.solarvoltaic.com

The Malaysian National Grid has a connected wind farm which is now a multi-billion dollar business and has links into the major electricity and gas suppliers throughout the country. This is located just 70 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur. The Power Purchase Agreement signed with Tenaga Nasional Berhard the largest energy suppliers in South East Asia, means now renewable energy is set to become more common in domestic homes.


The above company provides biomass pellets which can be used to provide heat and cooking energy. Biomass pellets produce fewer emissions.

Government Incentives for Solar Panel and Wind Power Equipment Installations

If you’re a home-owner in Malaysia and you want to install solar panels in your home then you can opt in to the ‘Feed in Tariff’ (FIT) which will give you reduced rates on installation costs and lead to cheaper bills. This is still in its embryo stages and domestic customers are not fully aware of the option, but interest is increasing with large wind farms being installed in open land spaces and attracting overseas investments. Low-income families are exempt from feeding into the tariff offered by companies. Checking with your energy suppliers is the best way to find out about deals that are available for installation of solar panels within your home.

General Attitude towards use of Solar and Wind Power

The Malaysian Government is pushing investment into solar and wind farms throughout the country. The country’s palm oil output is huge and this is converted in biomass in other countries, Neighboring countries have their eye on investing in the Malaysian wind farms and biomass production as jobs in the renewable industry are increasing. To date, 50,000 jobs have been created.

Solar panel businesses are booming globally and while numbers are relatively low in Malaysia, there are some around. Once solar panels are installed in your home you will rarely have to consider budgeting for electricity bills again given the average amount of sunlight in Malaysia.

Wind farms are seen around Malaysia and with an increasing interest in wind farms, not to mention investment in Australia’s and New Zealand’s wind farms, the Malaysian Government is definitely on a drive to promote renewable energy.

The Pajam project is now supplying energy to the National Grid and this has a 21-year supply to promote renewable energy. This 21-year supply began in March 2013 and this is supplied by TNB. The second phase of the project is to produce another 20,000 solar panels to companies in Malaysia. This former landfill area has had huge investment from the government. The company is called Cypark.


This is the leading renewable energy supplier in the country. It is thought that solar panels will become widely available over the coming years. Malaysia has big plans for their renewable energy products and demand is increasing in the domestic sector.

Cypark has its eyes on other landfill areas in the future and will grow from strength to strength. Cypark has big plans for the development of many sites in Malaysia and many of the neighbouring countries have their eyes on investments.

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