How does solar energy help the Earth?
Malaysia are situated on the equator region, where this region received the highest intensity of sunlight. However, compare to four season country that receive less sunlight intensity than us we are lacking behind on the awareness of renewable energy. This is due to lack of conscience of going green and our country electricity tariff consider to be among the cheapest in the world. Therefore, people are uninterested of using solar. However, thanks to government new vision for being green and due to non- renewable energy becomes depleted, we see rise in demand for the solar market.
If you contemplating of having solar or not, study have shown that solar give benefit to the environment. Having solar energy system reduce water pollution due to generation of electricity. This is because solar do not use water in the production of the electricity. As water security is an issue in Malaysia, it is better that we start to opt for solar. Other than that, solar helps in reducing land usage for installation of transmission line for the old grid technology. The land can be used for other benefited area such as planting tree. Speaking of tree, studies done by (Panahiana, Ghoshb, Ding,2017) solar has been found to help improve the condition of plant. Tree leaf were found to be wider and tree grows healthier. If you are team tree huger, make sure to put into consideration of moving towards solar.
For a small system of 10 Kw solar energy system that our company have you could generate on average 40 kWh per day and up to 14,600 kWh annually. This system is enough for a standard residential bungalow house. The roof area needed for this system was only around 72 m2. With this system you you can reduce approximately 3,537kg of GHG emissions per day and will reduce 13,505 kg of GHG emissions annually. As Malaysia targeted to reduced 40% of carbon emissions (compared to 2005 levels) by 2020 and by 2030 a 45% reduction (also compared to 2005 emissions level), we can start to take into consideration of using solar.
In comparison with the Western market, Ko said, Malaysia took some time to embrace the environmental-friendly solar photovoltaic (PV) or renewable energy, mainly due to the country’s one-of-the-lowest in the world electricity price which proved to be a deterrent for Malaysia’s early start in the industry. In 2018, Malaysia announced that it had set a target of 20% renewable energy in its generation mix by 2025. Malaysia has made an ambitious commitment to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions, notably a 40% reduction (compared to 2005 levels) by 2020 and a 45% reduction (compared to 2005 levels) by 2030. generation option was considered (Susskind et.al., 2020).