Week In ASEAN: Siemens And Progressture Solar Join Forces To Accelerate Malaysia’s Transition To Clean Energy; GoodWe Achieves A 10.95 MW Large-Scale PV Project In Malaysia; And More

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Siemens and Progressture Solar Join Forces to Accelerate Malaysia’s Transition to Clean Energy


Siemens and Progressture Power Sdn Bhd (Progressture Solar) have forged a pioneering collaboration aimed at propelling Malaysia’s green energy transition agenda through cutting-edge digitization technologies. This significant partnership was formally established with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the Smart Nation Expo 2023. Its primary objective is to advance integrated energy solutions that seamlessly combine energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) to usher in a sustainable energy future for Malaysia. This partnership is geared towards fostering cooperation with industry stakeholders to deliver seamless energy solutions that facilitate significant emissions reductions and support businesses in adopting sustainable, environmentally conscious practices.


GoodWe Achieves a 10.95 MW Large-Scale PV Project in Malaysia, Debuting its One-Stop Ground Solution


GoodWe, the global leader in solar inverters and energy storage solutions, announces the successful completion of the Solar Citra Project, a 10.95-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) project located in Perak, Malaysia. This achievement is one of the initial projects to connect to the grid under the aegis of the Large-Scale Solar 4 program (LSS4) in Malaysia. The project is expected to yield 24.095 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of clean energy annually, leading to yearly revenues of $1 million and a reduction in carbon emissions of 17.1 metric tons. The Solar Citra Project marks a milestone as GoodWe’s first large-scale solar farm project to be fully implemented with its integrated one-stop PV solution. This comprehensive solution comprises 52 units of 250 kW-HT string inverters, 2 units of 6750 kVA Medium-voltage (MV) Stations, the SCB3000 communication device, and the SolarOS monitoring platform.

Majuperak Holdings And SPIC Energy Join Forces For Solar Ventures In Perak, Malaysia

Majuperak Holdings Berhad (MHB) has taken a significant step towards sustainable energy solutions by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SPIC Energy Malaysia Berhad (SPIC Energy). The collaboration aims to explore and potentially develop ground-mounted and floating solar photovoltaic projects in the state of Perak, Malaysia. This strategic partnership also includes the possibility of jointly undertaking Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Commissioning Services (EPCC) for these projects. SPIC Energy Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corporation Limited, operates under the Malaysia Companies Act. It specializes in power plant construction and is globally recognized as one of the largest corporations in renewable energy generation.

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President Marcos Invites Singaporean Businesses To Invest In Philippines’ Renewable Energy Sector

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has extended a warm invitation to businesses in Singapore to consider the Philippines as their investment hub for renewable energy. During his participation in the 10th Asia Summit Fireside Chat in Singapore, President Marcos highlighted the government’s efforts to lower electricity rates and attract foreign investors to the country’s renewable energy sector. Under the new policy, foreign investors are now allowed 100 per cent equity in the exploration, development, and utilization of solar, wind, hydro, and ocean or tidal energy resources in the Philippines. President Marcos emphasized that this policy change aligns with the country’s objectives of attracting foreign investments to bolster the renewable energy sector and meet long-term climate targets.

Ayala’s ACEN Corporation Granted ‘Green Lane’ Status For Accelerating Laguna Lake Solar Energy Projects

The Board of Investments (BOI) has granted approval to ACEN Corporation, a company under the Ayala Group, for expedited Green Lane processing of its diverse renewable energy (RE) projects in Laguna Lake. This aligns with the government’s strategy to promote green investments. Specifically, the BOI has given the green light for Green Lane processing to several ACEN subsidiaries, including SolarAce4, AC Laguna, AC Subic, GigaWind1, and Ingrid Floating Solar Power Plants. Green Lane status expedites the issuance of permits, licenses, and resolutions of critical investment-related issues. The government, particularly the BOI, is committed to accelerating eco-friendly investments in the country, and Green Lane processing plays a pivotal role in achieving this goal.

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LONGi Unveils Hi-MO 7 Modules in Malaysia, Paving the Way for Energy Transition

LONGi, the world’s leading solar technology company, made a significant presence at the Energy Transition Conference 2023 in Malaysia. During the event, LONGi unveiled its latest Hi-MO 7 modules and showcased its comprehensive product solution portfolio tailored to meet diverse customer applications within the Malaysian market. The Hi-MO 7 modules are the result of LONGi’s innovative practice based on high-efficiency HPDC cell technology, representing a significant advancement from HPC cell technology. These upgraded HPDC cells deliver enhanced conversion efficiency, power temperature coefficient, and higher reliability, resulting in substantial improvements in power generation. Furthermore, LONGi’s industry-leading product lifecycle standards provide a profound level of reliability assurance, ensuring exceptional product quality for Hi-MO 7 and surpassing customer expectations by delivering robust value and impressive returns.

Philippines’ Davao Oriental Partners With Dy Green Energy To Develop 50-Megawatt Solar Power Plant

In a historic move towards a sustainable and environmentally friendly energy source, the provincial government of Davao Oriental has taken a significant step by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Dy Green Energy, a power generation company, to explore the development of the province’s very first 50-megawatt (MW) solar power plant. The momentous signing ceremony, which took place at the Tourism Complex in the City of Mati, Davao Oriental, saw the presence of distinguished dignitaries, including His Excellency Mr Hoang Huy Chung, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Republic of the Philippines, who expressed strong support for the project.

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Sungrow’s Future Energy Roadshow in Malaysia Introduces Innovative Energy Solutions to Support Local Sustainable Energy Development

Sungrow, the global leading inverter and energy storage system supplier, held the Future Energy Roadshow in Malaysia on September 20 with more than 150 clients in attendance. During the roadshow, participants discussed in detail the opportunities and challenges of photovoltaic energy storage development in Malaysia. They also discussed industry technology development trends and shared project cases and experiences. Sungrow also introduced its utility-scale and C&I solutions. With their powerful performance, these solutions are expected to boost Malaysia’s energy transition.

Sunview Group Joins Forces With UOB Malaysia For Solar Power Expansion

Sunview Group Berhad, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fabulous Sunview Sdn Bhd, has announced a significant partnership with UOB Malaysia. This collaboration is focused on providing installation and management services for solar power systems to local businesses and consumers. Sunview, a prominent player in the renewable energy sector engaged in engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) activities, has joined UOB Malaysia’s U-Solar program as its 10th EPCC partner. Under this agreement, Sunview will offer a range of services, including the development, planning, procurement, construction, and maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. These services will cater to commercial, industrial, residential, and large-scale solar (LSS) projects. 

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