Is solar energy legal?

Is solar energy legal?

Yes, indeed it is legal in Malaysia. There are initiatives and incentives in place to promote its adoption.

The Malaysian government has been actively encouraging the use of solar power, as part of its efforts to diversify the country’s energy mix and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.

The Energy Commission of Malaysia and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) are the key agencies responsible for regulating and promoting renewable energy in the country.

In 2011, the Malaysian government introduced the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) mechanism, which provides a favorable pricing structure and guaranteed grid access for renewable energy producers, including solar energy. Under the FiT scheme, individuals, businesses, and organizations can install solar panels and sell the excess electricity generated back to the grid.

Additionally, the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program was launched in 2016, allowing solar energy system owners to offset their electricity bills by exporting excess solar power to the grid. This program enables consumers to generate their own electricity and receive credits for the surplus energy produced.

It’s important to note that regulations and incentives related to solar energy may change over time. Therefore, I would recommend consulting the official websites of the Energy Commission of Malaysia (SEDA) for the most up-to-date and accurate information on the legality and regulations surrounding solar energy in Malaysia.

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