Do I need local council approval to install solar power system?

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Yes, installing a solar power system in Malaysia requires Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) and Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) approval.

For homeowners, the government has allocated a quota of 100 MW up to the 31st December 2023 in the NEM Rakyat category under Net Energy Metering 3.0 scheme (NEM 3.0). It is to provide more opportunities to consumers to install solar PV systems for their homes so they can enjoy lower energy costs.

Under NEM Rakyat –

The energy produced from the solar PV system on the homeowner’s roof will be consumed first, and any excess will then be exported to the national grid in the form of credit in the homeowner’s TNB account. The credits earned will be used to offset part of the homeowner’s electricity bill on a “One-to-one” basis for 10 years period time.

With NEM Rakyat in place, solar PV systems have become more feasible for homeowners to install as long as they live on landed property and have sufficient roof space for the installation.

They also get to enjoy the many benefits of owning a solar PV system which include:

  • Energy bill savings of up to 90%
  • Positive return of investment (ROI) due to the attractive scheme available
  • The comprehensive after-sales service package for peace of mind
  • Lower carbon footprint
  • Increase the value of your property

Call us now to know more about the schemes in Malaysia that make solar energy legal for your home and enjoy the fruit out of it!

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