Malaysian Ministry Relaxes Conditions For Solar Programs; Encourages PV Solar System Adoption

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The Malaysian Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC) has announced the relaxation of conditions for the Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Self-Consumption for Solar Photovoltaic Installation (SelCo) programs.


The changes are aimed at promoting the use of photovoltaic (PV) solar systems in the country. According to Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC), there has been an adjustment in the capacity limit for approved photovoltaic solar systems under the NEM NOVA and SelCo programs. The limit has been raised from 75% to 85%.

The SelCo program will now accept high-voltage (HV) applicants and participants as well. In addition, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) will introduce several enhancements to encourage the adoption of PV solar systems.


The updated guidelines for the NEM and SelCo programs will come into effect on July 15, 2023, as per the Energy Commission’s latest directives.

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The NRECC ministry is committed to promoting sustainable energy practices and renewable energy adoption to enhance energy efficiency and control electricity costs for users. The move aligns with the government’s focus on energy security and transitioning to a more sustainable energy future.

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