- Category: Asia
23 Jul 2013
- Published on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:07
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China Sunergy Co., Ltd is continuing their push into the Malaysian solar market with a shipment of modules for a ground-mounted solar system from Pekat Solar Sdn Bhd.
This is the second solar module deal that China Sunergy has with Pekat which is a photovoltaic service and engineering solutions provider certified by Malaysia’s Ministry of Energy, Green Energy and Water. The first was for rooftop solar installations in Kuala Lumpur (see related story).
“Benefiting from policy and non-policy drivers, we believe Malaysia has a bright potential for solar energy and our company has already deployed professional sales team since last year to accommodate the imminent growth. We expect to expand further in Malaysia market with the progression of Pekat and other customers, and, into other Southeast Asia markets," said Stephen Cai, chief executive officer of China Sunergy.
This new deal is for 1 megawatt-worth of solar panels for Pekat’s first megawatt-level ground-mounted system located in the east coast of Malaysia. China Sunergy has already delivered the shipment and the site installation has been completed. Grid connection is anticipated for mid-August 2013.
“The first megawatt level ground-mounted system is an important milestone to use, we were really cautious to recommend reliable and reputable PV module to our client for this flagship solar farm project,” said Mr. Wee Chek Aik, managing director of Pekat.
Malaysia is considered a promising solar market as it has rich solar energy potential. The Malaysian government is targeting 1.25 gigawatts of PV installations by 2020 and is supportive of new installations.
According to NPD Solarbuzz, Malaysia has witnessed a significant increase in new installation capacity from 2011 and 2012. New installations in 2011 were 5 MW, but new installations in 2012 were estimated to reach 30 MW. – EcoSeed Staff