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UTAR switches to solar energy for Kampar campus

07 Jan 2021 / 10:27 H.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) has entered into a 20-year rooftop solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Ditrolic Solar, a Malaysian clean energy solutions company for corporate and institutional customers in South East Asia, to deploy a 4.1 MWp on-site rooftop solar system.

Under Ditrolic Solar’s SunLease programme, UTAR Kampar Campus buildings in Perak would be installed with approximately 9,000 pieces of solar modules to generate enough power for 75% of its peak power demand. Under the programme, UTAR will enjoy the clean energy to be generated without any capital outlay and purchase the energy at a discount from regular TNB tariff.

Over its lifetime, the system will be able to generate about 108,142MWh of clean energy, enabling UTAR to avoid 75,699 tonnes of CO2 emissions. This initiative mooted by UTAR is part of its commitment to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations (UN).

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