Malaysia Homeowners May Apply For Solar Rooftop Starting September 24th

Friday, September 14, 2012 Petaling, Jaya – Owners of landed homes may now start applying for the 2000 Solar Home Rooftop Programme by SEDA (Sustainable Energy Development Authority) starting September 24th.

Tan Sri Dr Fong Chan Onn, Chairman of SEDA, said that the authority will allocate the homeowners interested in generating electricity from their rooftops 2000kW of solar PV for the 4th quarter of 2012 and 6000kW for 2013.

According to a statement the chairman made yesterday, “A directory of the solar PV service providers will be available at SEDA from September 18th to assist homeowners.”

He also said that the programme is only open to individual residents and that each application should comply with the RE FiA and FiT Rate Rules 2011 (Renewable Energy Feed in Approval and Feed in Tariff Rate), and the Administrative Guidelines under the RE Act.

Also, each applicant may only submit one application per day through SEDA’s eFiT Online System at efit.seda.gov.my.

However, according to Badriyah Abdul Malek, Chief Executive Officer at SEDA, the eFiT Online System is not yet available for public access until September 18th, as it still undergoes few enhancements.

SEDA’s Chief Executive Officer also said that due to system upgrade, applications forFeed in Approval that were sent earlier have already been flushed-out. And in order to learn more about the program, Badriyah also encourage interested applicants, as well as prospective and renewable energy developers, to attend SEDA’s road shows, which should be held soon.

After six years, homeowners may expect to get return on investment, which gives an average of RM500/month earnings for a guaranteed period of 21 years.

Source: thestar.com.my