Regarded as the largest building integrated PV (BIPV) solar project in Malaysia, this was no ordinary solar ground mounted project. A BIPV solar project is a structure that uses solar PV panels as the roof. This enables the usage of land below, hence freeing up land space unlike any other ground mounted project. This is a large scale fit-in-tariff (FiT) project in which electricity produced is solely sold to TNB.
Due to the immense scale of the project, the solar PV plant had to be interconnected to TNB’s substation. We had to upgrade the civil and electrical aspect of TNB’s substation to match the requirements of our PV systems.
Within 5 days, our team of experts completed the necessary upgrading works -which includes adding a chamber next to the substation, installation of 5 switchgears, sprinkler system and underground cabling works from the plant to the substation. 50 employees were activated and mobilised on-site, 3 shifts to work 24 hours a day.
Since the construction of this solar facility, the project has continuously been producing clean energy efficiently and cost-competitively assists in delivering electricity in urban environments like Malaysia. The potential of building-integrated PV (BIPV) systems continues to grow and we are constantly looking to build on this emerging practice in Malaysia.