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13 MW floating solar plant completed in Malaysia

  • 1 year, 2 months ago (2020-10-22)
  • David Flin
Asia 694 Solar 152

Solarvest Holdings of Malaysia has completed construction of a 13 MW floating solar power plant in Dengkil, Selangor state on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. The plant is owned by WD Solar Sdn, part of the Malaysian mining company WD Group . The plant covers 53 acres on a pit lake, and consists of 38 790 JAP72D09 335 MW solar modules from JA Solar of China, and three SG3400HV-MV-20 central inverters from Sungrow of China. Sungrow also provided the floating structure.

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The project was developed under Malaysia’s Large-Scale Solar scheme, and will sell power to utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) under a 21-year PPA. A spokesperson from Solarvest said: “The project’s levelized cost of energy is $0.038/kWh, while total investment in the plant was $11.3 million.

Malaysia had 882 MW of solar capacity at the end of 2019, according to figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency.