Kapas and Perhentian turn to solar power


KUALA TERENGGANU: The holiday islands of Perhentian and Kapas are switching to solar energy for electricity. 

State Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) general manager Mohd Azim Yusof said that residents on the islands currently depended on generators, which were considered as a non-environment-friendly source. 

He said that earthworks on solar power stations had begun and conversion to solar energy was targetted for next February. 

TNB's Solar Hybrid Project, done in collaboration with the state, could supply 100kW of electricity to meet the islanders’ demand, he said recently. 

Mohd Azim said TNB was also looking at wind-powered turbines to replace generators on the islands. 

He said that TNB would focus on eco-friendly energy sources to preserve the environment of the holiday islands. 

On another matter, Mohd Azim said the state TNB had reduced disruption in power supply to critical industrial areas such as the petroleum sector in Kerteh.  

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