Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SEDA MALAYSIA - Feed in Tariff individual Solar PV cont



I am interested!!! What now? Ok sabar sabar. Haha there are few steps that you need to follow before you get the FiT payment.


So first step u need to check the eligibility, next step is to prepare the documents and contact the service provider and then third step apply for Feed in Approval through manual or online submission.



What are the documents needed for the application?


There are 2 registration stages for Feed in Approval application

i: Profile registration
a)      Copy of mycard

ii: Project registration
a)      Copy of documents proving the Applicants ownership of the site, or other conditional or unconditional rights
b)      Copy of land title of the landed property
c)      Copy of fee payment receipt
d)     Copy of system Engineering Drawing
e)      Copy of wireman certificate
f)       Copy of certificate in solar PV system design



How to register profile?

1.      Go to http://efit.seda.gov.my
2.      Click on ‘Feed in Tariff”
3.      Click on ‘new registration’
4.      Receive email notification on user log in and id
5.      Login using password and id given
6.      Change password
7.      Go to my profile and finish setting the profile


APPROVED!!



Then below are the next steps, you will be contacted and just follow the flow.






Is there is any fee imposed upon application?

Ada la sikit hehe. The total application fee for a 4kW installation capacity is RM310 for application made throught manual and RM200 for online. Payment can be made to SEDA Malaysia.



All info from www.seda.gov.my . Dont forget to visit SEDA untuk mengetahui dengan lebih lanjut tentang renewable energy, Feed-in-Tarriff, Sustainable energy and many MORE!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SEDA MALAYSIA - Feed in Tariff individual Solar PV cont



Assalamualaikum and hye. 

So this is the continuous from the previous entry. We are now discussing about Feed in Tariff and their subtopics hehe.


Now let’s learn the types of solar PV module. 

Solar PV mdodules come in 3 common commercial types, which vary in efficiency and cost. Ingat tak yang haritu saya ada pegi AUO sunpower tangkap gambar and explain about the type. Ada kan. PV modules can be divided into 3, which are monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin film.


Can solar PV work for you?

Before you invest in a solar PV system, you need to check the following.

Is the roof tilting less than 15 degrees? Cause solar PV modules need maximum exposure to the sun, and this means that the tilt should not be more than 15 degrees for PV application in countries lying along the equator as PV on fa├žade loses nearly half of its potential energy yield.

Will trees or buildings cast a shadow over the solar PV modules? If part of PV module is in te shade, then the amount of electricity generated will be reduced.

Is your roof structurally sound? It will need to take etra weight of the solar PV modules plus the mounting structure.



Income and savings

Before installation, you are advised to register and secure the feed in tariff quota. Under the FiT mechanism your Distribution Licensee will pay you for every kWh of electricity your system produces and supplies to the grid. FiT rate depends on the capacity of your PV system and the year when the sytem achieves commercial operation. Different capacity has different FiT rate. Selain daripada dapat duit FiT basic rate, anda juga berpeluang untuk dapat bonus rate yayyy jika system yang anda gunakan satisfies the bonus criteria. Please visit www.seda.gov.my and you can get the lastest FiT and bonus rate.

Your monthly income will depend upon the type and capacity of your system. Dekat Malaysia, setiap kW Solar PV kan menghasilkan average of 100kWhenergy setiap bulan!

Example

(A) Total installed capacity                                   4Kw
(B)  Average monthly energy generation               400kWh a month
(C)  Basic FiT rate for 2013 + bonus rate              RM1.1316+RM0.2392=RM1.3708
(D) Monthly FiT income (B)x(C)                          RM548.32 a month
Annual FiT income (D))x 12 month               RM6,579.84


Sila pastikan PV service provider yang anda pilih ada certified engineers dengan sijil solar PV system design from any institution recognised by SEDA Malaysia.



Cost and payback

The cost of solar PV system depends on the size of the system, the type of PV technology and how easy it is to install at a particular site. Harga semasa sekarang , complete installation cost for one kW solar PV system would range from RM8000 to RM10000 for residential. Below is the illustration of simple payback for a 4kW PV system.

(A) Annual FiT income                                         RM6,579.84
(B)  Installation cost                                               RM10,000 x 4kW
(C)  Return on Investment period (B)/(A)             RM40,000/RM6,579.84=6.08 years




Installation

You need to contact a PV service provider and get the service provider to do the installation and help you to apply for the Feed in Approval. Click here. Be sure to get few quotations for price comparison. Look into their past projects and past experiences. Proven track record, accountability and reliability are very important indicators to ensure the quality and durability of the PV system installation



Eligibility

So, interested? Here are few criteria that you must have to install solar PV
1.      Malaysia citizen aged 21 years and above
2.      Ownership of the landed property
3.      Each individual is limited to 2 applications
4.      Each application shall not exceed 12kW installation capacity
5.      Each application is to have different address



Complete eligible criteria you can find here. Go visit www.seda.gov.my  to know more the details. Next entry saya bagi step by step how to apply for FiT ok? Tadaaa.

Monday, March 10, 2014

SEDA MALAYSIA - Feed in Tariff individual Solar PV



Hye and assalamualaikum, so from now onwards all the entries are about Feed in Tariff till the end. For individual as well as for industry. Understand the feed in tariff, solar PV system, how does it works, income and savings, cost and payback, how to register and so on. That’s a lot. But I’ll explain one by one. As this is for me the ultimate thing you need to know when you want to install solar PV at home after a longgg briefing kan.


Understanding the Feed in Tariff 

Feed in tariff ialah Antara satu polisi yang paling efektif dimana ia menggalakkan penggunaan renewable energy. Fungsi utama renewable energy fund ialah untuk membayar feed in tariff user ni la yang mana yang dah daftar di bawah FiT program. Siapa yang menguruskan RE Fund ni? SEDA Malaysia. SO basically FiT enables RE power producer to be paid the premium tariff and sell the energy generated to participating Distribution Licensees such Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) untuk masa yang spesifik yang telah ditetapkan oleh REPPA, for instance, sesiapa yang install PV Solar, is 21years. Gituu.


How does FiT work? 

The basic concept is DL (TNB) bayar kepada Feed in Approval Holder (KITA) for renewable energy that is generated and supplied to electricity grid on a premium tariff. So meter will be installed to record the amount of RE produced by the system and passed the main electricity grid. Setiap bulan DL (TNB) akan kredit kan bayara kepada kita. Mana diorang dapat duit nak bayar sesiapa yang install solar PV ni? Haaaa yang tu la dari collection of 1.6% yang dibayar oleh pengguna setiap bulan, dipanggil RE Fund.

source:google

Understanding solar PV system 

Solar PV system basically consists of 4 components. Kalau takde 4 ni, takde la solar PV hihi

The PV Array: electricity is generated by solar cells. The sun produce abundant source of renewable energy. It can be converted to electricity by using solar PV.

The inverter: electricity produced by the PV array is direct current. Then it needs to be converted to alternating current before it can be connected to utility grid. The inverter is the heart of the system and is responsible for performing this conversion safely.

Generation meter: the generation meter tells you and the DL (TNB) how much power has generated and how much have fed into the utility grid. Feed in Tariff is a program that credits you for the power that you generate and feed into grid.

Performance monitoring (Not compulsory): various forms of meters ranging from simple displays wireless monitors and web based data access are used to track the performance of P systems. There are several options available to suit your specific needs.

source:google

How does solar PV work?

So after you install? Do u know how does it actually works? So the component in a solar PV system that generates electricity is PV module. PV modules generate electricity when they are exposed to sunlight. The PV effect is the basic electrical process through which a solar cell converts sunlight into electricity.


 
source:google



Dont forget to visit SEDA untuk mengetahui dengan lebih lanjut tentang renewable energy, Feed-in-Tarriff, Sustainable energy and many MORE!








Thursday, March 6, 2014

SEDA MALAYSIA - 10 things u can do to save the earth


Assalamualaikum and hye! 

Tips ni saya dapat dari lawatan ke AUO Sunpower yang dulu tu dimana speaker dia ada share sikit tentang apa yang boleh kita buat untuk save the earth! See sebenarnya dimana-mana sahaja, memang boleh dikatakan semua la menggalakan energy efficiency and go green technology nih. Saya pernah brief sikit dulu dekat entry sebelum ni dimana SEDA Malaysia menggalakkan semua penduduk Malaysia mengamalkan energy efficiency dan menyelamatkan bumi kita. The more u practise energy efficiency at home, you lower your utility bills, less energy consumed and less emission released into our environment. Energy efficiency is efficient energy that we use, meaning to say, we do the same amount of work while using less energy. For instance, kita guna washing machine dekat rumah, basuh, keringkan baju and all, tapi menggunakan tenaga yang kurang. So saya akan kongsi dengan anda semua apa yang anda boleh sumbangkan untuk selamatkan bumi.

1: turn down the heat to your shower 

-       Boleh dikatakan semua rumah sekarang ada heater. Heater, makin kite kuatkan dia, makin banyak elektrik yang kita guna. Why not kita kurangkan suhu heater tu, alaa suam suam apa salahnya. Tak mati la kalau sejuk sangat ;p

2: Unplug all unused power points

-          Ha yang ni saya ponnn tak buat ahah. Selalunya lepas guna untuk charge handphone, kita cabut and go. Ada yang cabut, tutup suis and biar je plug melekat. Well sebenarnya kena tutup suis and cabut plug. Baru betul, kalau tak sama je macam guna letrik lagi


3: Use your recycle bottle to store your drinks

-          Guna lah Tupperware hiuhiu


4: Change your lightbulb to energy saving bulbs

-          Ni memang terdapat dekat kedai jual lampu, g la Tanya yang energy saving punya.


5: Support carpooling and take public transportation while you can..

-        Obviously makin banyak kereta kita guna, makin banyak laaa asap eksoz kereta yang dikeluarkan. Lapisan Ozon pon makin nipis. Apa yang kita boleh buat ialah carpooling, atau guna public transport, selain daripada jimat, traffic jam juga takde


6: Use fans for cooling

-          Bila kita boleh cooperate dengan cuaca panas Malaysia ni, guna lah kipas selagi boleh. Bila rasa nak rentung tu baru lah guna aircond ye. Air cond pon takyah la sampai 16C, 20C pon okay, agak-agak panas, mandi lah selalu takpon guna kipas. When you set at 25C and save your energy usage by 3%


7: Conserve water

-          Kurangkan penggunaan air akan mengurangkan bil air. Bila kita kurang guna air panas, kita akan jimat bil elektrik. Macam tip atas sekali, jangan set suhu tingi sangat. Untuk mengurangkan penggunaan air, guna lah shower secara berpada-pada, be conscious while washing dishes and clothes and preparing the food


8: Grow your own garden

-          Sedut lah oksigen dari taman sendiri. Makin banyak pokok kita tanam, makin banyak gas oksigen yang akan dilepaskan.Ia juga dapat mengurankan suhu panas bumi, juga mengurangkan direct sun ke dalam rumah anda.


9: Switch appliance- get those with energy star sticker

-        Carilah di kedai yang berhampiran dengan anda. Energy star appliance use between 1-50 percent less energy and water than their conventional counterparts.


10: Make things easy with your cooking appliance

-          Contohnya peti sejuk, makin banyakkk kite letak barang dalam tu, makin kuat la dia kena kerja, so store the things that really need, and be discipline by just storing things for a week usage. Atau bila guna oven, jangan la nak bakar seketul je, plan your meal, sebab oven kan panaskan the whole space, as long as kita boleh maximize kan tempat, masuk je semuaa..

Ok got it? kalau ada idea lain, boleh la sama-sama share. Don’t forget to visit SEDA Malaysia to know more about energy efficiency, Feed in Tarriff and more!