Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) second Large Scale Solar (LSS) project, located in Bukit Selambau, Kedah, is on track for completion before the end of 2020, as over 84 percent of the project has been completed to-date. The RM180 million project involves the installation of 134,880 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, capable of generating up to 30 megawatts (MW). The project is developed by TNB Bukit Selambau Solar Sdn Bhd and was launched in March 2019. During its construction, the project’s spillover effect on the surrounding areas includes the creation of about 250 jobs in various capacities. TNB is also installing solar panels on the rooftops of the educational institution and government buildings, as well as residential, industrial and commercial properties and has managed to secure approximately 26-megawatt peak (MWp) generation capacity through more than 100 projects. With the LSS, solar PV installations on rooftops and other renewable energy (RE) projects, TNB aims to generate up to 1,700MW from RE by 2025. These RE initiatives are in line with the government’s target of having 20 per cent of the country’s electricity generated from renewable sources by 2025.
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