Japanese Tyre Firm Ramps-Up Clean Energy Push With Rooftop Solar System in Malaysia

Malaysian clean energy firm, Solarvest Holdings has secured a new contract from Toyo Tyre Malaysia (TTM) to install a 14 megawatt-peak (MWp) rooftop solar photovoltaic system at its tyre manufacturing plant in Kamunting, Perak, the largest of its kind in the area.

Under the contract, the Group will undertake the engineering, procurement, construction, and commission works for the installation of solar PV system at the main building facilities covering a rooftop area of 96,000 square meters.

With the expected generation of 14MWp of clean energy, it allows TTM to offset 12,195 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

Following the Malaysian government’s commitment to encouraging energy efficiency and renewable energy transition, the allowable capacity for solar PV systems under the Net Energy Metering and Self-Consumption for Solar PV Installation programmes had risen from 75% to 85% of the maximum demand.

TTM is one of the first companies to adopt this new capacity limit, leading to the development of one of Perak’s largest rooftop solar PV systems.

Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Solarvest, Davis Chong Chun Shiong said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by TTM to undertake this project and appreciate the confidence they have placed in our technical expertise. With our knowledge and experience, we are confident in our ability to assist TTM in achieving optimal energy efficiency for the plant while ensuring timely project completion.”