1. Selangor Green Technology Action Plan (7 February)
MPIA along with the Selangor State Government began exploratory discussions on how solar PV fits into Selangor Green Technology Action Plan. While the obvious aspects of involvement were covered (solar PV systems on residential and commercial roofs), there was also talk on how Selangor could become a centre of excellence for the solar PV industry. While the initial meeting outcome was encouraging, those present agree that they are only scratching the surface of the possibilities and benefits that can be derived from such plans.
2. Insurance for Solar PV Projects (13 February)
Chubb Insurance and MPIA are finalising details to enable MPIA to offer Chubb's services to the members specifically for current and upcoming solar installations located in Malaysia. At a recent briefing in Chubb's head office in Kuala Lumpur, MPIA members were briefed on the various stages and aspects of insuring a solar PV installation. The highlight included case studies of actual events and the insurance solutions provided.
3. MPIA Explore Solar Training Options with TUV (14 February)
TUV Rheinland recently paid a visit to MPIA to explore the possibilities of conducting skills-based and competency training to its members. Among the various aspects discussed were relevant procedures and technologies in a maturing solar PV market in Malaysia.
4. MPIA and TNB Discussed the Finer Points of the Net Energy Metering (NEM) Scheme (16 February)
The recently launched NEM scheme has received a modest uptake. The bulk of its capacity still remains unutilised by the public. TNB invited MPIA to discuss how best to encourage a steady uptake of the programme. Both parties are keen to avoid the mad 'stampede' of applications that befell the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Feed-in Tariff (FiT) programme earlier.
5. MPIA, MES & MGTC Explore Possible Cooperation for IGEM 2017 (22 February)
Having successfully co-hosted IGEM Conference 2016 on Solar PV alongside Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), in addition to this MPIA also assisted the organisers - Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES) to gather exhibitors to the Solar Energy Zone for IGEM 2016. MPIA therefore has again been approached to assist in the Solar Energy Zone for IGEM 2017 in the same capacity. The MPIA has always viewed such events as an excellent platform to build rapport with the industry both locally and abroad.
MPIA 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Notice is hereby given to all MPIA members to attend the Annual General Meeting which will take place at the following time:
Date: 22 March 2017
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Venue: Atlanta West Level 3, Armada Hotel, Lot 6, Lorong Utara C, Section 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
We trust all members will avail themselves for this annual meeting. With your presence, we hope to make this meeting a success.
MPIA President and Honorary Vice President to Deliver Talk at Ecobuild 2017
MPIA President Mr. Ahmad Shadzli bin Abdul Wahab and Honorary Vice President Dr. Sulaiman Shaari will be delivering talk at the following time:
Anyone who are interested to attend, please register HERE
Asia Power Week 2017
Covering every aspect of the power generation industry, POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia converge once more in 2017, to form Asia Power Week for the 25th anniversary edition. Attracting over 8.000 delegates and attendees from more than 85 countries across Asia and around the world, it is the industry's premier conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy and power finance industries.
As a Supporting Association, MPIA is offering its members an exclusive 20% discount off the registration price as part of the Supporting Association Delegate Rate. For further information, please visit http://bit.ly/2jwfUnC
PLUS, as an MPIA member you can save 10% on the Exhibition Space Rate, enabling your organisation to exhibit at Asia Power Week 2017 at a reduced rate. Please email AnastasiaE@Pennwell.com with the title 'Asia Power Week - MPIA 10% Exhibit Discount' for more information.
EU PVSEC is the most important international conference for the photovoltaics sector. For more than 30 years, it has been serving as the annual meeting point for PV experts from research, development and the industry.
Technological innovations, the latest findings in research, strategies, and economical as well as political framework conditions - the future of photovoltaics will be shaped by a unique alliance between research, industry, and politics at EU PVSEC.
The quality of this event's program is unrivaled throughout the world - a fact which is ensured every single year by the Scientific Committee comprising roughly 180 international photovoltaics experts. At last year's 32nd EU PVSEC more than 5,000 authors and co-authors from 90 countries around the world were involved in preparing abstracts for suggested contributions. 1.053 keynote, plenary, oral and visual presentations and 70 presentations for several parallel events were held during EU PVSEC. The EU PVSEC Conference program is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre. The upcoming EU PVSEC will take place from 25 - 29 September 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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