Two Lithuanian-funded solar power plants already launched in Malaysia2016-12-13
Two Lithuanian-funded solar power plants made in our country have already been put in operation in the state of Perak, Malaysia. One of them is installed on the roof of Sultan Idris University and the other one is placed on the dry bulk conveyor shelter at Lumut Freight Port.
These plants are the first bilateral development cooperation project financed and implemented by the Ministry of Environment and UAB BOD group. According Vitalijus Auglys, director of the Ministry’s Pollution Prevention Department, its aim was to fulfil the international obligations of Lithuania to support developing countries in the sphere of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise Malaysian public awareness of the possibilities for using renewable energy resources to combat climate change.
In Malaysia a day lasts for 12 hours, which makes solar power plants one of the best ways to address climate change by reducing atmospheric pollution with greenhouse gases. However, large quantities of coal and gas have been used to generate energy here to date. The two solar power plants financed by Lithuania should generate about 87.3 MWh of electricity and reduce carbon dioxide emissions to air by 57 tonnes every year.
The project worth EUR 223 000 was implemented with the funds of the Special Programme for Climate Change (65 pct.) administered by the Ministry of Environment, and of UAB BOD group (35 pct.).
The Ministry has supported bilateral development cooperation projects under the Special Programme for Climate Change since 2014. Another project of this kind is presently under way in Moldova where a 55 kW solar power plant is to be installed on the Government building in Kishinev in the first half of 2017.