Solarvest commissions 13-MW floating solar plant in Malaysia

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October 6 (Renewables Now) - Malaysian solar solutions provider Solarvest Holdings Bhd (KLSE:SLVEST) today announced the commissioning of a 13-MWp floating solar system in Malaysia.

The plant was constructed on an ex-mining lake in Dengkil, in the state of Selangor, for WD Solar Sdn Bhd, part of sand mining and transport company WD Group.

The largest floating solar system in Malaysia consists of about 38,790 solar panels, which together will produce about 16,640 MWh of power, enough to supply 5,800 households and save about 11,548 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions every year.

"In addition to ground mount and rooftop projects, we see great potential in floating solar farms as it provides solar investors an alternative solution in areas where land is scarce," Solarvest CEO Davis Chong Chun Shiong commented.

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