Malaysian electric utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is set to begin construction of its first large-scale solar power project next month in the country.
The 97-hectare site, located in Mukim Tanjung 12, Kuala Langat, Selangor, is being cleared in phases. It will be developed into solar farms (68 hectares) while the remaining is occupied by an existing high-voltage transmission line (29 hectares), the utility company said in a recent statement.
The project is expected to generate and transmit 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid once it is completed and fully operational by November 2018.
TNB’s wholly-owned subsidiary, TNB Sepang Solar SdnBhd was awarded the project by the Energy Commission through a competitive bidding exercise.
TNB aspires to deliver most of Malaysia’s renewable energy by investing in solar, wind, biomass, biogas, and mini hydro projects.