TNB to install solar and mini-hydro on Tioman Island

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
Flickr: Peter Gronemann

Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) via its wholly-owned subsidiary, TNB Energy Services Sdn. Bhd (TNBES), is to increase electricity supply for Tioman Island with solar and hydropower.

The island, located 32 kilometres off the coast of Pahang, will have its mini-hydro station in Sungai Mentawak rehabilitated and solar panels installed on the rooftop of the island’s jetty and TNB offices, with the two renewable energy sources having a combined capacity of 755kW.

As of November 2018, work on the hydro was 87% complete and work on solar 92% complete.

Tioman, a popular scuba diving and snorkelling spot, will be the first island in the Malaysia Peninsular to be powered with solar and mini-hydro and will have 15% of its power coming from renewable sources at the start of this year. Much of the power for the island is supplied by TNB through its diesel generator power stations in Kampung Tekek and Kampung Genting with a total capacity of 9MW.

TNB recently completed Malaysia's largest solar project.

Read Next

April 9, 2021
LONGi Solar will supply its high-efficiency modules to two projects in Malaysia totalling 190MW that were awarded in the third round of country’s large-scale solar tender programme.
April 6, 2021
SunPower is to allow Maxeon Solar to the Performance Series (P Series) p-type mono-Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) shingled PV modules into the US market as part of a major change to initial manufacturing agreements.
March 25, 2021
Thin-film laser systems equipment supplier LPKF Laser & Electronics suffered from delays in receiving new expected orders from two long-stand customers last year.
March 22, 2021
Malaysia’s installed solar capacity is expected to increase fourfold by 2030, driven by a successful tender policy and improved financing incentives, according to a new report from Fitch Solutions.
March 3, 2021
Solar power provider Sunseap Group and utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) have created a joint venture to trial importing renewable electricity from Malaysia to Singapore.
February 1, 2021
Panasonic has announced plans to withdraw from manufacturing heterojunction (HJT) cells and modules with the closure of its manufacturing plants in Malaysia and Shimane Prefecture, Japan.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
April 20, 2021
Upcoming Webinars
April 28, 2021
4:00 - 4:30 PM CET
Solar Media Events
May 11, 2021