Prime Minister inaugurates Malaysia’s leading hybrid solar power facility

Malaysia has taken a major step towards achieving its goal of 70 percent renewable energy by 2050 with the opening of its largest hybrid solar power plant in Merchan, Terengganu. Owned by Cypark Resources Berhad, the plant will produce 100MW of clean energy, enough to power more than 50,000 homes across the country.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dato Sri Anwar bin Ibrahim inaugurated the 100MW LSS3 hybrid solar power plant, highlighting Malaysia’s commitment to sustainable development and reducing carbon emissions. “Saipark Resources Berhad’s renewable energy efforts, supported by Jakel Group, are a commendable example in the industry,” he said.

Combining 35MW of floating solar PV and 65MW of ground-mounted solar PV, the Merchan Hybrid Solar Power Plant is not only the largest power plant in Malaysia, but also a major contributor to the clean energy supply of the national grid. The plant’s output will significantly support Malaysia’s energy needs with green electricity.

Terengganu Chief Minister Dr Ahmad Samsri bin Mokhtar highlighted Terengganu’s commitment to driving renewable energy initiatives. “With the strong support of the Federal Government and the private sector, Terengganu aims to exceed its renewable energy targets,” he said.

Cypark Resources Berhad chairman Dato’ Ami Moris expressed his gratitude for the collaborative efforts that made this project possible. “The support from TNB, SEDA, the Energy Board and Maybank contributed greatly to the realisation of this landmark project,” said Dato’ Ami Moris.

The ceremony also saw the exchange of strategic documents aimed at enhancing Malaysia’s renewable energy capabilities. TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd and Terengganu Incorporated Sdn Bhd exchanged documents on a feasibility study for a floating solar PV project near TNB Kenyir hydropower station and reservoir. Additionally, Cypark Resources Berhad, Terengganu Incorporated Sdn Bhd and Jakel Capital Sdn Bhd exchanged documents to jointly explore floating solar PV opportunities at Tasik Kenyir.

Listed on Bursa Malaysia since 2010 and with Jakel Group as its majority shareholder, Saipark Resources Berhad continues to lead sustainable practices and innovation in renewable energy. The opening ceremony was attended by dignitaries including the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Energy Transition and Water Transformation, and other distinguished guests.

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