Renewable Energy Symposium: Solar Energy 2018 - Solutions from Germany

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German Experts in Kuala Lumpur to Share Groundbreaking Technologies in Solar Energy

Kuala Lumpur, 25 September 2018 – The Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC) today conducted a Solar Energy Symposium which saw a total of nine experts and technology providers from Germany sharing their experience and expertise with Malaysian stakeholders. Yang Berhormat Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, Malaysia, together with the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Nikolaus von Lambsdorff, attended the event.

The Symposium at Nexus Bangsar South, which registered approximately 100 participants, was sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and coordinated by MGCC. Since 2002, the German Government has been closely involved in supporting the global dissemination and transfer of technologies for renewable energies. Under the banner “Energy Solutions Made in Germany”, and under the known policy of Energiewende (the German energy turnaround) which champions the planned transition to a low carbon, environmentally sound energy supply, BMWi actively contributes to the global fight against climate change while promoting the worldwide acceptance and use of renewable energies. By showcasing Germany’s technical expertise and by organising business delegations from and to Germany, the initiative facilitates business contacts between German companies and those from Malaysia.

In Malaysia, the Solar Energy market has seen encouraging growth since the introduction of the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) as well as the Large Scale Solar Systems, Net Energy Metering and SELCO Programmes. Meanwhile, the German Solar PV market is the largest in the world.

Mr Daniel Bernbeck, CEO of MGCC, said: “German technology solutions have long proven themselves. This encourages smart partnerships and technological collaborations between German and Malaysian companies in pursuit of maintaining a green and sustainable environment.

“Almost half of the photovoltaic production technology used globally originates from German machine and installation producers. Renewable energy as a whole accounted for approximately 39% of net electricity consumption in 2017, while PV accounted for about 6.7% of Germany’s gross electricity consumption. At the end of 2017, the total PV power installed in Germany was approximately 43 GW.”

With energy prices on the rise and fossil fuel resources becoming scarce, both economic prosperity and competitiveness increasingly depend on our ability to use new energy sources and energy efficiency solutions. This applies to all countries worldwide. The use of innovative energy solutions offers enormous potential for energy conservation in all fields.

The promotion of smart and sustainable energy solutions in Germany has resulted in the establishment of an industry which offers some of the world’s leading technologies. This industry encompasses several thousand small and medium-sized enterprises specialised in the development, design and production of renewable energy systems, energy efficiency solutions, smart grids and storage technologies.