Generating electricity from the sunlight is nothing new and solar panels have been commercially available for the past 50 years. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, when solar panels were going through their early development cycles, oil was plentiful and it seemed the Arabian peninsula would never run out of the resource. However, by the 1970’s the world began to feel the hangover of relying too much on oil. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, oil supplies were secured by force or by deals but scientists soon pointed out the main cause of climate change was due to large amounts of carbon dioxide being released through the burning of fossils fuels and human activity.
Predictions are that if we continue to release large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, global temperatures will continue to rise. With rising temperatures come rising sea levels and extreme weather patterns and this phenomena is becoming more apparent everyday. The UN has adopted measures by which countries have to abide in an attempt to stop the masses of carbon dioxide being produced.
Electricity generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) panels can be considered one of the cleanest sources of energy as the only output from the system is electricity and the only input is sunlight. A country like Malaysia which has an abundance of sunlight throughout the year is extremely suitable for solar electricity generation. With 3.5 hours of effective sunlight a day in the Klang Valley area, a 4 KW system can generate enough electricity for a medium sized home.
Anyone can apply for the FIT as long as you own your own residential or commercial property. Unfortunately, the FIT does not allow owners who have strata titles to apply for the FIT but they can install off grid systems to offset their energy usage. Nusolar currently provides solutions using the latest in battery storage technology to help the strata title owner to offset their energy usage.
The price of solar photovoltaic panels have dropped dramatically over the past two years as China continues to ramp up production of solar panels and there has never been a better time to get a solar panel system up on your roof. Solar electricity is the most effective means of combating climate change and it is also the cheapest. Future generations will thank you for the choice you make today so talk to us about installing a solar PV system on your roof.