The Department of Energy (DOE) has yet to resolve the issues hounding the second round of feed-in-tariff for solar power projects (solar FIT2), as some players are contesting the qualifications of certain companies that received the incentive.

Malaysia has taken steps to further clean energy deployment by mandating adoption of a renewable energy feed-in tariff (FiT) mechanism under the country’s 2011 Renewable Energy Act.

Comintel Corporation Bhd’s request Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (Seda) for an extension in the feed-in-tariff commencement date has been approved.

In addition to having firm control over the regulatory aspects, Maximus added the ministry also established the Sustainable Energy Development Authority and Renewable Energy Act to spearhead the development in Feed-In-Tariff mechanism to Sabah since January last year.

The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) on Saturday hosted its inaugural Open Day for the public to have face-to-face discussions on the feed-in-tariff (FiT) mechanism.

The SUPP Bon Fire Team is calling on the state government and Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) to look into mechanisms for allowing homes that produce renewable energy from solar and wind for their household needs, to be able to ‘sell’ their surplus power to the main grid.

The Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA), which administers and manages the implementation of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) mechanism, expects to receive favourable application under the community category which has been allocated a quota of five megawatts this year.

The Malaysia government has unveiled new degression and bonus rates for biomass, biogas and solar photovoltaic (PV) under its Feed-in Tariff (FiT) mechanism for the generation of renewable energy up to 30 MW in size.

The man who initiated the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) concept says Malaysia should increase the quota for renewable energy (RE) for its own FiT programme to create enough mass to face potential roadblocks ahead.

The total number of approved Feed-in Approval applications for solar photovoltaic (PV) is 2,700, or 39%, with total capacity of 209.06 MW, biomassis 18, or 31.06%, with total capacity of 166.49 MW, small hydro 22, or 24.44%, with total capacity of 130.99 MW and biogas 20, or 5.51%, with total capacity of 29.53 MW.