In a significant step towards sustainable campus development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Pagoh campus has embarked on an innovative initiative to collaborate with Malakoff Green Solutions, a leading player in renewable energy solutions, to harness solar photovoltaic (PV) energy. This partnership marks a pivotal milestone in the pursuit of green energy alternatives and showcases UTM’s commitment to environmental responsibility and technological advancement.
The collaboration, which was officially discussed on 28 August 2023, aims to integrate solar PV systems across the UTM Pagoh campus, leveraging the abundant sunlight that we receives throughout the year. This initiative aligns seamlessly with Malaysia’s aspirations to increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix, reducing carbon emissions and fostering a more sustainable future.
The integration of solar PV systems on the UTM Pagoh campus not only demonstrates a commitment to sustainability but also serves as an educational platform for students and local community. By having real-world, renewable energy solutions on campus, they will have the opportunity to engage directly with solar technology, fostering a deeper understanding of its benefits and potential applications.
Malakoff Green Solutions, a subsidiary of Malakoff Corporation Berhad, brings its wealth of experience in renewable energy projects to the partnership. With a strong track record in solar power installations and a commitment to innovation, the collaboration is poised to yield significant benefits for both the campus and the environment.
The adoption of solar PV systems on the UTM Pagoh campus is expected to have a substantial positive impact on the environment. By tapping into the power of the sun, the campus will reduce its carbon footprint, decrease reliance on fossil fuels, and contribute to the Malaysian government’s renewable energy goals. The clean energy generated by the solar panels will play a pivotal role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thus addressing climate change concerns.