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 Government Launches UNDP/GEF Suria 1000 Programme

Dato' Shaziman Speaking at the Launch of Suria 1000
 

Suria FM was the Official Radio Station

 

The Government today officially launched the nationwide SURIA 1000 programme to enable Malaysians to install solar building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems in their own homes at highly discounted prices.

The ceremony was officiated by Y.B. Dato Sri Mohd. Effendi Norwawi, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, on behalf of Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia, who was abroad on official duty.

The SURIA 1000 programme, hailed as one of the milestones of the UNDP/GEF Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic (MBIPV) Project, aims to promote market development for solar energy applications under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.

Guest of Honour, Dato' Sri Mohd. Effendi Norwawi at the Launch of Suria 1000

 

The MBIPV project is being implemented by Energy Centre of Malaysia under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications (KTAK), with support from the Global Environment Facility through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

Speaking during launch, Y.B. Dato Sri Mohd. Effendi  Norwawi, who delivered the Prime Minister’s text speech said that the Suria 1000 Programme marks a new chapter in the country’s efforts to harness clean, fuel-free energy from the sun on a sustainable basis.

“Through the programme, we are starting to produce electricity by using the solar photovoltaic technology,” said the minister.

“I fervently wish that we can build up this programme to do a lot more because not only is electricity from the sun unlimited, it is also the most benign form of electricity generation known today,” he added.

During the event, which was held at the Marriot Putrajaya, guests were entertained by a colourful performance by the young students of Sekolah Sri Cempaka, who performed three songs that touched on the environment. Y.B. Dato Sri. Mohd. Effendi Norwawi presented prizes to the winners of the essay-writing and art competitions.

Students of Sekolah Sri Cempaka Performing at Suria 1000
 

In conjunction with the launch, fourteen families were also selected to receive special rebates for BIPV installation at their homes amounting to nearly RM 900, 000, in line with the project’s goal of making solar energy more accessible to the masses.

The Suria 1000 Programme provides financial incentives through capital discounts to the public to install building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems at their premises.  The programme enables Malaysians to generate their own electricity from the sun, and effectively reduces reliance on conventional electricity as well as mitigating climate change.

Dato' Sri Mohd. Effendi Norwawi presenting the prize to the winner of the art competition
 

In conjunction with the launch, fourteen families were also selected to receive special rebates for BIPV installation at their homes amounting to nearly RM 900, 000, in line with the project’s goal of making solar energy more accessible to the masses.

The Suria 1000 Programme provides financial incentives through capital discounts to the public to install building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems at their premises.  The programme enables Malaysians to generate their own electricity from the sun, and effectively reduces reliance on conventional electricity as well as mitigating climate change.

The event was highlighted on national television stations and major news dailies, Bernama (1, 2, 3) The Star (1,2), News Straits Times, and Berita Harian.

 

 

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