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Large-scale solar farm launched in the state of Kedah

Kedah is now home to one of Malaysia largest solar farms and is the nation’s sixth large-scale farm. It will provide clean energy to support industrial and agricultural activities in Kuala Ketil, Kedah.

It was officially launched by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir on the 8th September, Sunday.

“Kedah receives a lot of sunlight and we should utilise this bountiful energy for our development,” said Mukhriz.

He added that the state welcomes Green investments such as this, because it will ensure that our environment is protected as we develop the state using renewable energy.

In operation since February 2019, the solar farm covers an area of 260 acres and was built by Edra Solar Sdn Bhd using local workers and expertise.

The farm is expected to generate an estimated 78,400 kilowatts per hour of electricity annually. The solar power generated is enough to support an average of 30,000 homes for the next 25 years, and would offset approximately 54,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

Another highlight of this initiative is the creation of a 30-metre buffer zone surrounding the solar farm, which will be utilised as agricultural land for pineapple farming. – Construction+ Online

Sources: EdgeProp and the News Straits Times

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