An Analysis of Malaysia’s solar market performance
Malaysia, one of the fastest-growing economies in South East Asia, is ranked 12th in the ease of doing business index. Has this elevated ranking had an impact on the country’s overall solar market performance? Well, Malaysia’s installed solar capacity stood at approximately 996 Megawatts at the end of 2020. This capacity is relatively low vis-à-vis the country’s actual solar production and supply potential.
However, studies show that Malaysia’s solar market is likely to grow fourfold due to increasing investor interest. So, it is safe to say the ease of doing business in Malaysia is beneficial to its solar market. Actually, a report by Fitch Solutions, a leading solar sector research organization, predicts that the country’s solar capacity is most likely to increase by 4 Gigawatts in the next ten years. This means that there are vast prospects for solar installers or professionals interested in the Malaysian solar market.
Malaysia’s capacity to supply solar equipment to solar installers and professionals
Any solar installer or professional can attest that accessing quality and affordable solar equipment is the key to any project’s success. This is why we must look at Malaysia’s solar equipment production and distribution capacity. Does the country have any solar equipment producers and distributors? Well, the response to this query is yes.
There are several producers and distributors of different solar equipment categories in Malaysia’s nascent solar market. You can also choose to export any solar equipment that may not be locally available. The country boasts of eight government-administered ports through which we can deliver various solar equipment to you.
It is also essential to remember that there is no shortage of logistical support infrastructure in Malaysia. So, you don’t have to bother yourself concerning how to safely transport your equipment from the port to the project site. The sole thing you need to do is visit our inquiry page and request a quote for the equipment you need.
What is a Building Integrated Photovoltaic or a BIPV?
Building Integrated Photovoltaics serves more than one purpose. BIPVs produce electricity by the piezoelectric effect and serve as protection for any structure.
BIPVs are installed to provide shed, block sunlight, and give a modern look to any building, all this while producing electricity from sunlight.
Where is a BIPV used?
A BIPV is integrated into a structure like conventional buildings. BIPVs replace glass windows with Solar windows, parking shed rooftops with solar roofs and solar shades in place of translucent covers. All these changes make the look of any structure modern while being extremely useful.
Types of Building Integrated Photovoltaics
Solar panels are silicon-based photovoltaic cells that produce electricity from sunlight. With micro adjustments according to the application, these cells transform into BIPVs. Based on various applications, there are broadly four types of BIPVs.
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- Solar-Facades: Solar Facades’ integration in building structures keeps the noise and air pollution out and gives any building a visual identity. This all while producing green energy.
- Solar-Window: Solar windows find their application both in residential and commercial properties. These windows look like any other windows but with solar modules.
- Solar-Roofs: Solar roofs like that of Tesla Energy in the USA are becoming popular. In conventional rooftops, these solar tiles replace asphalt tiles. Every tile acts as an individual cell and connects in series to generate electricity.
- PV-Sunshades: Parking lot sheds are the best example of PV-Sunshades. Additionally, these shades protect buildings from direct sunlight.
How does a BIPV work?
BIPVs use opaque or transparent solar cells connected in series to each other to give a substantial amount of current output. These photovoltaics are located in the portion of the building exposed to the sun the most.
What are big manufacturing brands of BIPVs?
Tesla Energy is one major brand in the USA backed by Elon Musk. They manufacture solar cell tiles for residential rooftops. Customers get a variety of tiles according to the required strength and size.
Some other contributors in this niche are:
- Mysolar USA
- Omnis Power USA Inc
- Redwood Renewables
- Skyco Skylights
- Sonali Solar USA