Malaysia moves on solar highway, PV monitoring, insurance and foreign support

Malaysia’s intent to progress its renewable energy sector was made clear in a number of announcements this week, including plans to install solar along a major highway, introducing both the first solar insurance scheme and monitoring system, as well as inking support agreements with powerful foreign organisations.

PV Talk: The policies needed to drive Malaysian solar

Solar PV manufacturers have been flooding into Malaysia, but its domestic solar deployment remains relatively modest. PV Tech caught up with Catherine Ridu, chief executive officer of the Malaysia Sustainable Development Authority (SEDA), to discuss the newly-launched net metering programme and what other policies could encourage solar deployment, as well as how to leverage the manufacturing boom for domestic solar gains.

Malaysia launches online system for net metering

Malaysia’s Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) has unveiled a new online system for registered electrical contractors to submit NEM applications on behalf of their clients.