Sime Darby Property Bhd has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to incorporate rooftop solar solutions into the group’s townships and developments.
Sime Darby Property’s group managing director, Datuk Azmir Merican, stated that this collaboration is a significant step toward transitioning the real estate industry to renewable energy. It also reflects their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to the nation’s green agenda.
As part of the collaboration, a residential solar pilot initiative will be undertaken. This initiative entails either leasing rooftop areas or installing rooftop solar solutions on approximately 1,000 current and future properties within the City of Elmina and other potential townships.
Additionally, Sime Darby Property and TNB will explore the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure within townships and developments. They will also investigate microgrid solutions in townships, managed industrial parks, and land banks within Sime Darby Property.
Azmir emphasized that renewable energy goes beyond electricity production and addresses finite resource issues. By pursuing sustainability-focused initiatives, they aim to support Malaysia’s clean energy goals and fulfil their purpose as a Value Multiplier for People, Businesses, Economies, and the Planet.