Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), located in Proton City near here, is set to achieve savings of up to RM13.5 million in the first phase of its solar project. The university plans to construct 3.24MWp photovoltaic (PV) solar panels on its Sultan Azlan Shah Campus.
This collaboration between UPSI Holdings Sdn Bhd, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), and Synergy Generated Sdn Bhd (SGSB) aligns with UPSI’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its objective of developing a smart, digital, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly campus.
Over the 20-year concession period, the project is expected to yield benefits, including RM13.5 million in savings and a reduction of 56,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
The partnership also offers research opportunities, technology transfer, and job prospects for UPSI graduates in the Renewable Energy sector.
The signing ceremony for the Supply Agreement – Renewable Energy (SARE) took place at the Muallim Scholar’s Suites Hall, attended by representatives from UPSI, SGSB, TNB, and Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB).
The solar system installation will cover various areas on the UPSI campus, including the open hall, covered parking, sports complex, faculty buildings, mosque, and more.
The initiative aims to enhance campus sustainability, improve the university’s ranking in green initiatives, and optimize the utilization of UPSI’s assets.
SGSB, a registered SARE company with expertise in PV technology and distribution systems, has been involved in engineering and designing large-scale PV solar systems, including operating two solar farms in Terengganu since 2014.