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Mudajaya to finance 49 MW in Malaysia with Islamic bonds

Mudajaya, a Malaysian engineering and construction group, aims to raise up to 245 million ringgit ($58.7 million) by issuing sukuk Islamic bonds. It will use the proceeds to finance the construction of 49 MW of solar capacity in northern Peninsular Malaysia.


Comtec, Sunway to collaborate on PV storage applications

A unit of Comtec Solar Systems has agreed to collaborate with a subsidiary of Malaysian construction group Sunway on the development of large-scale solar battery systems.

GPTech to supply 197 MW inverters to PV projects in Malaysia

The Spanish inverter specialist is to supply solar farms being built in Malaysia by Norway’s Scatec Solar, which in turn is working with local ITRAMAS-led consortium on three 21-year PPAs with the country’s largest electricity utility, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

SunPower: Any trade action should apply to everyone but us

The high-efficiency solar maker asks for Section 201 action to include First Solar’s thin film products, but to exclude its back contact crystalline silicon solar as a unique product.

Scatec Solar closes financing on 197 MW in Malaysia

Norway’s Scatec Solar has wrapped up financing for three solar arrays it is developing in Peninsular Malaysia, by issuing a 1,000 million ringgit ($237 million) green Islamic bond. Construction has already started on the projects, which will be finished in the next few months.

Malaysia emerging as key PV investment target — BMI 

The enthusiastic response earlier this month to Malaysia’s second competitive auction for large-scale PV projects highlights the country’s growing importance as a destination for clean-energy investment, with non-hydro renewables capacity to rise from 1.4 GW last year to 3.4 GW by 2026, according to a new report.


Huawei begins string inverter installation at 50 MW Malaysian solar farm

The project will become the largest single solar site in Malaysia once completed. Chinese inverter company Huawei is installing its SUN2000-42KTL string inverters at the plant.


Malaysian researchers test demand response with residential PV systems

New research sheds light on the benefits of demand response applications in a low voltage distribution network with an integrated PV system.


APVIA sees steady Q1 growth in Asian PV

The expansion of the Asian solar market in the first quarter of 2017 was broadly similar to the growth seen in the first quarter of last year, although most countries in the region have yet to reveal official installation statistics for the January-March period, the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) said in a new report.

Cypark to develop 14.5 MW in Malaysia

Engineering firm Cypark Resources has signed contracts to build two utility-scale PV projects for MYR 75.01 million ($17.4 million) in the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan.


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