3rd October 2019
Appreciation for MPIA Solar National Roadshow 2019’s Speakers
In early October 2019, MPIA hosted a casual lunch as a token of appreciation to the speakers of MPIA Solar Roadshow 2019.
There were totally five legs of the roadshow held successfully in Penang, Alor Star, Melaka, Kuantan and Johor Bahru from May to September, during which the speakers from both government agencies and solar industry conveyed the useful information about solar system application, risk and return of investment, available schemes and incentives, licensing procedure, etc.
MPIA President Chin Soo Mau said for businesses, especially the small- and medium-size companies, investing in solar PV (photovoltaic) will bring saving on electricity bills as well as add values to the companies’ products, processes or services.
“This is how some of the multinational companies leverage on the ‘green label’ or ‘environmentally-friendly image’ to create better awareness and higher values for their brands, such an approach is really something to be reckoned with,” said Chin.
At the Melaka leg of the roadshow, the Chairman of Melaka Special Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (MELCAT) YB Damian Yeo who was present to deliver a special address said Malaysia is not exempted from environmental hazards, including illegal import and mass dumping of plastic waste.
“Therefore, environmental preservation is no longer a merit, but a duty.”
He said the advantage of solar power generation is that it is independent, you can basically build a PV (photovoltaic) system anywhere as long as there is sunlight, and it is very useful in remote locations where the infrastructure cost for cabling and sub-station is expensive. “Under such circumstances, which could be common for agriculture and aquaculture activities, solar PV system is very practical.”