Tuesday, September 29

Housing developers urged to use solar thin-film PV photovoltaics technology


KUDAT: Sirim Bhd is proposing that housing developers use Solar Thin-Film Photovoltaics (PV) technology in their construction to further develop the use of green technology and add value to new buildings.

Solar Thin-Film PV is the state-of-the-art renewable energy technology which uses thin layers of semiconductors to absorb solar energy which can be transformed into electricity.

Renewable Energy Research Centre general manager Mohd Fauzi Ismail said besides encouraging developers to be

more competitive, house owners would also be able to enjoy cost savings in electricity consumption.

“The use of this technology can have a far reaching impact on the buildings as indirectly the building structure will have a dual-function.

“Solar Thin-Film PV not only can be used for roofing, walls and ceilings, but also as a source of power generation,” he told Bernama after the launch of the Application of Wind Technology System for Energy Generation and Sustainable Thin Film PV Building and, the Renewable Energy Generation projects here yesterday.

Mohd Fauzi said the Solar Thin-Film PV technology had many advantages compared with other technologies as it required only low raw material input, was highly automated and efficiently produced.

The technology can be easily integrated with buildings, had a high performance level and as less sensitive under high temperatures, he added.

He said Sirim was ready to share its expertise with any housing developer who wished to apply the renewable energy in their construction. — Bernama