Ministry introduces affordable program to promote solar energy adoption in homes

SHAH ALAM (May 6): The Ministry of Energy Transformation and Water Transformation (Petra) has come up with the affordable “Solar BOLEH!” Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the program is to enable more people to access solar energy by installing solar panels on their homes.

Fadillah, who is also Minister of Energy Transformation and Water Transformation, said Petra is working with Aeon Group, Simpanan National Bank and SOLS Energy in implementing the program.

He said the program is being carried out under People’s Solar Transformation. The initiative (Solar@Petra Initiative) aims to encourage more people to benefit from the national energy transition plan, in particular the solar power installation plans for domestic users and the financing facilities available on the market. Designed to expand access to.

Mr. Fadilla said that this public-private partnership will make it easier to apply for solar power generation installations at Aeon stores nationwide, and that Aeon card members will be provided with benefits such as double points.

“Until now, the cost of installing residential solar power generation was relatively high, so it was generally done by people who could afford it, but with Solar BOLEH! We believe that we will respond to the call to support the transformation agenda.

“This wider access is also supported by BSN’s solar financing scheme for civil servants and SOLS Energy’s zero-capital scheme for domestic users, making solar PV installation more affordable for the public.” He told reporters after launching the program here on Monday.

Earlier, Fadila said in a speech: “Bole of the sun!” The program complements the Rakyat Solar Power Incentive Scheme (SolaRIS), a solar power rebate program introduced by the government in early April and currently being implemented by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).

The Ministry will implement all identified initiatives to reduce carbon emissions in the electricity supply sector, including fostering closer cooperation with the private sector to achieve the energy transition agenda of the country’s electricity supply industry. He said he would continue to implement the initiative.

“In addition to continued commercial and utility-scale renewable energy generation, the focus is on increasing solar PV capacity and further expanding photovoltaic (PV) system installations for the domestic segment.

“This will be achieved in particular by utilizing building sites and residential rooftop spaces for solar power generation,” he said.

Fadila previously said the ministry would work with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) and TNB to enable more people to participate in solar power installation programs in affordable homes.

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