Saturday, April 5, 2014

How to save water during water rationing?


My friend try to save water for cleaning up the dishes during water rationing in Kajang today. Time to go back meal with banana leaves and disposes the leaves back to soil after finishing the meal. Good idea!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Feed In Tariff (Fit) Quota for 2014

The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) quota for Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan which will be released for application on 2nd of May 2014.

source :
http://www.seda.gov.my

MEDIA RELEASE STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF ENERGY, GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND
WATER DATUK SERI PANGLIMA DR. MAXIMUS ONGKILI ON THE FEED-IN TARIFF QUOTA ON APRIL 1, 2014

1. The Malaysian Government since the 8th Malaysia Plan in 2001 has embedded
renewable energy into the energy mix. The rationale for this is to increase the country’s
energy security, autonomy and to address climate change. This is in particular to
reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuel and to utilize indigenous resources that
are renewable. As such, the Government has implemented the Small Renewable
Energy Power (SREP) programme which spanned a decade concluding 2010.
However, as at the end of 2010, the renewable energy (RE) projects connected to the
grid was only 61.2 MW.

2. To encourage the growth of Renewable Energy in the country, the Ministry of
Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) came out with the National RE Policy
and Action Plan (NREPAP) that was approved by the Cabinet on 2nd April 2010. The
core framework of the NREPAP was centred on the implementation of the feed-in tariff
(FiT) which was introduced on 1st December 2011 in peninsular Malaysia whereby
there is an additional charge of 1% to the electricity bills which goes to the RE fund to
allow people to participate in the FiT programme. However, domestic electricity
consumers with less than 300 kWh consumption of electricity per month are exempted
from such contribution.

3. Currently, the percentage of approved Feed-in Tariff projects is 2% of the total
electricity generating capacity. This is based on 537.97 MW of RE capacity approved
under the FiT with baseline of 27,179 MW of total electricity generating capacity in the
country since 2010. Our target is for Renewable Energy to constitute 5% of the energy
mix in 2015.

4. With the tariff review effective Jan 1, 2014, the FiT will also include the state of
Sabah and WP Labuan. The contribution into the RE fund has also been revised to
1.6% for all participating states to increase the fund for renewable energy.

5. With this, I would like to announce The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) quota for Peninsula
Malaysia, Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan which will be released for
application on 2nd of May 2014.

6. The quota release for 2014 marks an important milestone in the implementation
of the FiT mechanism as the state of Sabah, and Federal Territory of Labuan will be
participating in the FiT mechanism for the first time. The total FiT quota allocated for
commercial operation by end of this year will be 65 MW and this covers the renewable
energy sources of biogas, biomass, biomass (solid waste), small hydro, solar
photovoltaics (PV) for the individuals, solar PV for the non-individuals, and a new
category for solar PV for community.

7. In addition to the inclusion of the state of Sabah and the Federal Territory of
Labuan, the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water has also revised five of
the subsidiary legislations including those concerned with the Displaced Cost (DC) and
the Technical and Operational Requirements (T&O) rules.

8. The DC has been revised upwards to reflect the increase in the cost of supply of
electricity in Peninsular, Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan. The new DC will
allow more quotas to be released from the expected amount of the Renewable Energy
Fund (RE Fund) to be collected.

9. Whereas the amendment to the T&O subsidiary legislations include changes to
some of the definitions in the subsidiary legislations in order to standardise them with
the definitions used under the Electricity Supply Act 1990 and its associated
regulations. The amendment will also result in a reduction in transaction cost incurred
by renewable energy developers. For example, Solar PV installations with capacity of
12kW up to 425kW will only incur a connection confirmation check cost of between
RM1,000 and RM5,000.

10. Previously, installations exceeding 180kW up to 1 MW require a Power System
Study (PSS) that costs RM20,000.

11. Further refinements have been made to the FiT quota application process for
large-scale solar PV exceeding 425 kW. Application for this category must be
submitted manually to SEDA Malaysia. The applications must comply with all existing
requirements under the e-FiT system as well as other additional conditions that will be
disseminated by SEDA Malaysia through their website at www.seda.gov.my and
stakeholders engagement workshops.


12. The FiT is a policy mechanism administered and managed by the Sustainable
Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia as provided for under the Renewable
Energy Act (Act 725).

13. Below is the quota for 2014 as well as estimation for the following years until
2017:
Table 1: Schedule of Available RE Quota (MW) based on Commercial Operational
Year (2014-2017)




14. However, the allocation for FiT quota is still available for the next 8 years after
2017 for non-solar PV technology.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Solar Power Malaysia International Airport,KLIA



Do you feel surprise when you landed in Malaysia International Airport, KLIA recently? Almost 80% of the airport's rooftops are furnished with solar panels. Amazing! I hope this little green initiatives will make travelers enjoy more comfortable cooling  experience in airport with less impact to environment!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The difference between School and Life


In School, You're Taught a lesson and Then given  a Test.

In Life, You're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Made Your Sticky Cake using Solar Power

Sticky cake is must have cuisine and praying menu during chinese new year. Made of glutinous rice flour and sugar and nicely wrapped with banana leaves  and put on gas stove to steam will take more than 5 hours to be served on dinning table.

Go green by eating free energy solar powered cooked sticky cake!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Reverse vending machine turns plastic bottles into subway credits-In Beijing


In Beijing, commuters offset public transportation costs by putting plastic bottles into a vending machine that gives subway credits for each bottle.

In the town next to mine, there’s a sign outside the municipal building that reads, “Recycling keeps your taxes down.” That’s true. If a town gets paid for the recyclables it picks up instead of having to pay to have recyclable items carted away with the regular trash, it does save the town money and the savings can be passed on to the residents.
 
I wonder how many people find that as an incentive. It’s not clear how much it saves on taxes. Without a concrete dollar amount, people who don’t already find it important to recycle may not see an unknown amount of money as an incentive.
 
That’s why I think a program that’s been started in China is brilliant. The capital city of Beijing is testing the program that encourages recycling and let's residents know the exact amount of savings at the moment they recycle. Reverse vending machines have been installed in some subway systems. When someone inserts an empty plastic bottle into the machine, he receives a credit on his subway card. The more plastic bottles inserted, the more credit received.

From more details :
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/blogs/reverse-vending-machine-turns-plastic-bottles-into-subway-credits

5 Apples or Apple 5?

To ponder, 5 apples =RM2.00 and Apple 5= RM3,200?


Friday, February 7, 2014

Licence to build

APPROVAL WITHIN 2 MONTHS: First EEVs to be rolled out in two to three years, says Mustapa


Malaysia is set to announce the first licence to manufacture
energy-efficient vehicles (EEVs) under its revised automotive
blueprint in the next two months.

Under the new National Automotive Policy (NAP) unveiled on January 20, foreign companies are allowed to produce energy-efficient cars of any size without local partners.

Prior to this, they can produce vehicles of 1.8 litres and above on their own, while production of vehicles with smaller engine capacity must be undertaken with local partners.
“Since the announcement of the NAP, there have been numerous enquiries by major international automotive players,” said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between four local and foreign parties to develop electric
buses and lithium ion batteries, here, yesterday.

“We are in the process of approving the EEV licence and will announce it in two months.

The company can start production in two to three years.”

Malaysia aspires to become an export hub for EEVs, which include hybrids, electric vehicles (EV) and those fuelled by compressed
natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen and fuel cell.

The government has projected that about 85 per cent of vehicles produced in Malaysia by 2020 will be EEVs.

Mustapa said the country is moving forward in becoming a hub for EEVs to increase export receipts from the automotive sector.

In line with the goal, the Malaysia Automotive Institute yesterday sealed the MoU with ARCA Corp Sdn Bhd, AutoCRC Ltd and Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology to locally develop and manufacture electric buses, lithium ion batteries and a public transport information system.

The RM200 million deal over the next four years will see the research, development and commercialisation of the three areas.

The parties expect the first electric bus to roll out in the first quarter of next year. The bus will have a range of 200km and will initially be used in Putrajaya and Langkawi, and subsequently in Indonesia and China.

At the event, Mustapa also launched NAP’s six roadmaps. They are for automotive technology, automotive supply chain development,
automotive human capital development, automotive remanufacturing, automotive Bumiputera development and automotive authorised treatment facilities framework.

Read more: Licence to build http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BTIMES/articles/20140207001841/Article/index_html#ixzz2sad3eei8

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cooking using solar power : Fresh Barley drink with home grown sugar cane


Cooking using off grid solar power and homegrown sugar cane to make a fresh barley drink a wonderful drink for today!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Solar powered farming home


750W solar powered home. Shelter and home for farmers. Living in simple green life with basic need of lightings and fan powered by solar.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

拓展硬體設施以校養校 公教中學裝太陽能電板



 (八打靈再也2日訊)八打靈公教中學為了拓展校內硬體設施,計劃籌建一棟3層樓校舍及安裝太陽能發電板于體育中心屋頂,兩項措施預計耗資200萬令吉。
 該校董事長拿督林福山指出,該校在八打靈再也區算是唯一以中文為主的國民型中學,每年新生報讀情況踴躍,今年學生人數更達至3000人,上下午班共78班。
 “很多家長招收新生期間,希望孩子能順利報讀該校,以該校目前的硬體設施來說,已無法應付學生學習需求量。”
 林福山希望透過家長、教職員、董事部及家協力量,向外界籌募建設經費,讓學生能有更完善的學習空間。
 另外,該校校長王文說,該校屬于政府半資助中學,平時開銷非常龐大,單是電費每年至少需20萬令吉。
灌輸環保理念
 “為了解決支出問題,該校決定在體育中心屋頂安裝太陽能發電板,除了減輕學校負擔達至‘以校養校’的理念,也能教育年輕一代關注再生能源及環保的重要性。”
 他直言,該校因學生人數眾多必須開設上下午班,長遠計劃將需增建28間課室,以達至教育部推行的全日制措施。
 林福山及王文今早為該校籌募建設經費召開記者會時,這么指出。
 出席者包括八打靈公教中學董事陳琳、鄭瑞成、家協主席郭智強、大學先修班副校長連啟芳、校友林茂良及牧師鍾振勇。
10月執行.21年合約
年產價值25萬電源
公教中學董事張發龍說,該校已和馬來西亞永續能源發展機構(SEDA)簽署可再生能源計劃合約,校內太陽能發電板將在今年10月開始執行,合約期為21年。
 他指出,該可再生能源計劃合約是在電力收購制計劃(Feed in-Tariff,Fit)下的措施,太陽能發電板產生的電源必須賣給國能,估計安裝在該校的太陽能發電板每年可生產價值25萬令吉的電源,平衡每年20萬令吉電費的開銷。
 “該發電措施將成為未來趨勢,在沒有煙及二氧化碳排出的情況下,達到環保效益。”
 他直言,該校是全馬78間國民型中學中,首間採用該措施的學校,希望其他學校也能進行此計劃,達到“以校養校”。
 此外,該校3層樓校舍計劃會在今年大馬教育文憑考試過后動工,預計耗時8個月,校方將舉辦各項籌款活動,包括晚宴以籌集建築費,欲知詳情可聯絡:03-79565484。
http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/445532

How to recycle your toilet?


Transform your leaking toilet bowl to a brand new planting pot. We found this great idea in one of the shop in Kajang.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Dad just had an electric shock!

Will you be the next person to get shock in 2014  due to electricity?