A joint non-commercial project, conceived by the Lithuanian Ministry of Environment and executed by SoliTek, was presented on December 2nd. The broader purpose of this LME project is to transmit Lithuanian experience and expertise in renewable energy and renewable resource management to developing countries.
Participants, amongst whom were representatives from the Ministry of Environment, members of the board of Global BOD Group, journalists, employees, and others were briefed on the implementation and results of the project. Partners of the project form Malaysia, a delegation from Sultan Idris University, joined in the presentation live via video call. They excitedly described the project and its use for the university from their perspective, answering questions from the public.
The €200 000 project ensured that two Lithuanian solar power plants (30kW each) were built in Malaysia. One power plant was installed on the roof of Sultan Idris University, which is in the Perak Sultanate, meanwhile the other was built above a bulk cargo conveyer in the harbour of Lumut, where the solar panels must stand the challenge of high dust concentration in the zone. The power plants will cover approximately 10% of the electricity need of the university, meanwhile professors and students will have the possibility to study how the power plants work and assess the functionality of the solar panels in different environmental conditions.
All parties to the project consider it a success and are very pleased with the results of the initiative.