Solar photovoltaic in Malaysia: the way forward

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki, Abu B. Munir, Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez, Siti H. Abu-Bakar, Siti H. Mohd Yasin, Scott G. McMeekin, Brian G. Stewart

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This paper examines solar photovoltaic (PV) in Malaysia. First, it analyzes the current energy demand in Malaysia and discusses some of the national policies and the installations of solar PV in urban and rural areas in the country. Next, the general Feed-In Tariff (FiT) scheme is explained, indicating its potential as one of the investment options for Malaysians. Finally, the loan financing option for solar PV is presented, providing examples that have been implemented in other countries, as well as explaining the Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS) for companies and the proposed soft loan scheme for individual households in Malaysia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5232-5244
Number of pages13
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012


  • solar photovoltaic
  • Malaysia
  • feed in tariff
  • solar energy


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