In 2018, SDP’s first involvement in solar project was commissioned in our Byram Division of Tali Ayer Estate in Penang. SDP leased out 28 ha of Byram Division’s land to PLB Green Solar Sdn Bhd for its 20 MW project which began its operation in 2019. Since 2019, the plant has realised returns from rental and revenue-share income. We have undertaken a similar approach with the Large-Scale Solar @ MEnTARI (LSS4) project, the latest incarnation of the LSS scheme.

SDP recently completed a Request-for-Proposal exercise to equip our premises with roof-top solar panels in order to reduce electricity consumption from the Tenaga Nasional grid. To date, nine SDP buildings have been identified to participate in this exercise. Four of them are SDP Regional Offices in Peninsular Malaysia. For these Regional Offices, construction commenced at the end of April 2021 and is targeted for completion in July 2021. 
In addition to the large-scale solar, SDP is also identifying different business models for solar, mainly for self-consumption through Captive Power and Net Energy Metering (NEM); and a corporate Peer to Peer (P2P) model for consideration as the government further liberalises the market. SDPRE is still looking forward for more opportunities in solar business in order to diversify its revenue income, to collaborate and jointly develop large scale solar photovoltaic power plants and solar rooftop projects. 
The first solar project in SDP’s land in Byram Division, Tali Ayer Estate, Penang
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