Solarvest launches smart solar PV and green hydrogen testbed in Sarawak

KUALA LUMPUR: Solarvest Holdings Bhd’s subsidiary, Solarvest Borneo Sdn Bhd has launched the Smart Solar PV and Green Hydrogen Testbed (Testbed) with the Centre for Technology Excellence Sarawak (CENTEXS) and Huawei Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) as an initiative to develop the clean energy industry in the Borneo region.

In a statement, Solarvest said the Testbed was developed, built, and operated by a team of Sarawakian talents trained in CENTEXS Green Energy Lab, which showcases a total installed capacity of 425 kilowatt-peak (kWp) with 780 solar panels. It also stands as the largest solar system ever deployed in Sarawak.

Integrated with battery storage systems, the Testbed offers the flexibility to operate in a hybrid mode, both on and off the grid. It can be powered entirely by an on-site solar system to generate green hydrogen through electrolysis, which can then be utilised to power the 5G telecommunication system through a fuel cell that harnesses the chemical energy of hydrogen to produce electricity.

“As envisioned by the Sarawak Government to transform the state into a major player in the hydrogen economy by 2027, we hope the Testbed can serve as an industry reference for future initiatives in green hydrogen production, Solarvest Borneo director Leon Liew Chee Ing said.

"Sarawak is poised to have the first large-scale green hydrogen production ready for export by 2027. We are committed to supporting the State in achieving its aspiration to become a regional green energy powerhouse as outlined in the Post Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030,” he added.

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