Development of solar energy and present policies in Malaysia

Solangi, K.H. and Lwin, T.N.W. and Rahim, N.A. and Hossain, M.S. and Saidur, Rahman and Fayaz, H. (2011) Development of solar energy and present policies in Malaysia. In: 2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011, 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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Solar energy is regarded a clean renewable energy source, with great potential for environment-friendly electricity generation. Properly harvested, it can optimally benefit. Malaysia has a particularly abundant source of renewable energies; for solar, as evidenced by a 4.21kWh/m2 to 5.56kWh/m2 average daily radiation with a high of 6.8kWh/m 2 (purportedly in August and November). Present installed capacity totaling 20,493MW, is estimated to reach 23,099MW maximum-demand capacity in 2020, by when 190MWp of cumulative solar energy would have been installed. Incentives should be offered to boost solar energy's economic feasibility. This paper examines the Malaysian government's various policies on, and implementation of, solar energy technology. It suggests methods and policies for provision of safe, cost-effective, quality energy, and discusses environmental sustainability and diversification of solar energy resource.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 87112 Export Date: 6 December 2012 Source: Scopus Art. No.: 6041447 doi: 10.1109/CET.2011.6041447 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Solangi, K.H.; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: References: Clift, R., Climate change and energy policy: The importance of sustainability arguments (2007) Energy, 32 (4), pp. 262-268. , DOI 10.1016/, PII S0360544206002192, ECOS 05. 18th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems ECOS 05; Jager-Waldau, A., Photovoltaics and renewable energies in Europe (2007) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 11 (7), pp. 1414-1437. , DOI 10.1016/j.rser.2005.11.001, PII S1364032105001218; Hasnain, S.M., Alawaji, S.H., Elani, U.A., Solar energy education - A viable pathway for sustainable development Renewable Energy, 14 (1-4), pp. 387-392; Kadir Mohd Zainal Abidin, A.B., Yaaseen, R., Nor, M.A., (2010) Prospective Scenarios for the Full Solar Energy Development in Malaysia; Hwang, J.J., Promotional policy for renewable energy development in Taiwan (2009) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (3), pp. 1079-1087; M, S.A., Keynote Address: International Energy Security Forum, Kuala Lumpur. November 2008; M, S.A., (2008) Keynote Address: Powergen Asia Conference, Kuala Lumpur October 2008; Oh, T.H., Pang, S.Y., Chua, S.C., Energy policy and alternative energy in Malaysia: Issues and challenges for sustainable growth Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (4), pp. 1241-1252; Kadir, M.Z.A.A., Rafeeu, Y., A review on factors for maximizing solar fraction under wet climate environment in Malaysia (2010) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews; (2006) Compared Assessment of Selected Environmental Indicators of Photovoltaic Electricity in OECD Cities, , OECD, Report IEA-PVPS T10-01; Othman, A.K., Malaysian government policy in renewable energy: Solar PV system (2010) World Engineering Congress 2010, 2nd - 5th August 2010. 2010: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia; Ahmed, H.H., Kettha, (2010) Growth of Solar Power Technologies in Malaysia, , Malaysia; Badriyah, A.M., (2009) National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Malaysia 2008, , Malaysia Energy Centre (PTM); Chua, S.C., Oh, T.H., Goh, W.W., Feed-in tariff outlook in Malaysia (2011) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15 (1), pp. 705-712; Bourdiros, E.L., Renewable Energy Sources Education and Research as an Education for Survival (1991) Progress in Solar Energy Education, 1, pp. 12-16. , Borlange, Sweden; S.W.W. Charters, Solar Energy Educational Pathways Proc. 2ndWorld Renewable Energy Congress, 1992(Reading, UK); Garg, P., Kandpa, T.C., Renewable Energy Education in Developing Countries Proc. 2nd World Renewable Energy Congress, 1992(Reading, UK)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, photovoltaic, solar energy, thermal, Economic feasibilities, Electricity generation, Energy technologies, Environment friendly, Environmental sustainability, Installed capacity, Malaysians, Renewable energies, Renewable energy source, Electric generators, Energy resources, Solar radiation, Sustainable development.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 04:03
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 06:04

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