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Skye Renewables Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a solar energy developer in Southeast Asia, announced that it had entered an agreement to build a 649.6 kWp rooftop solar system on EduCity Complex 1 building, which is part of EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd in Johor, Malaysia.
Educity Iskandar is Asia’s first multi-campus education city with 305 acres of universities, higher-education institutions, R&D centres, EduCity Village, EduCity Hub, as well as EduCity Sports Complex.
The solar system is forecast to generate over 15GWh of power during the contract lifetime, allowing EduCity to avoid significant carbon emissions by replacing some of its grid usages. This is equivalent to offsetting 10,055 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.
Today’s event that was held at EduCity Hub, was graced by YB Tuan Raven Kumar Al Krishnasamy, Chairman of Johor Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture. “I am excited to see this new smart partnership between EduCity Iskandar and Skye Renewables, a prestigious international partner, as this initiative also supports Johor’s sustainability ambitions that include promoting a cleaner environment with technology that will be able also to boost the state economic productivity,” he said during his speech.
En Wan Ahmad Saifuddin, EduCity Iskandar Managing Director further supported YB Tuan Raven’s message and said “This smart partnership supports EduCity Iskandar more significant aspiration to drive several SDG efforts, just like the recent announcement of the partnership with NanoMalaysia where we will introduce an electric vehicle (EV) Zone including battery change stations and access for 2-wheeler drivers
such as electric scooters that will improve EduCity’s infra and shared facilities. In addition to the EV project, this power purchase agreement will support EduCity Iskandar’s positioning as an education city that supports green technology initiatives, ” said Wan Ahmad Saifuddin during his welcoming remarks.
Skye Founder & CEO, Ross Coull, said “We are truly delighted to be selected by EduCity to become their solar development partner with this first project. We hope to support them with additional renewable energy projects and work together on some new and innovative sustainability actions.”