Countries such as America, Australia, Europe and Japan have long developed green building ratings, about 20 years ago and well exposed to it. However, Malaysia had only launched the Green Building Index (GBI) in 2008. It is known as a green rating tool for buildings and towns in Malaysia, with aims of promoting sustainability in the built-environment and raise awareness of environmental issues among everyone for a brighter and greener future.
According to New Bob Group Director, Dr. Lee Ville,“Green homes provide occupants the opportunity to live in a healthier and cost saving environment. Its appeal to promote sustainable and friendly built mother earth has never been greater. Not many malaysians are aware that sustainable buildings are rapidly becoming a necessity to counter today’s worsening climate change and high-living cost”.
For those who are interested to earn extra money by generating electricity at home will be able to register online through e-FiT system at the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA) website. The registration will be open to the public starting 1st December 2011 at 00.00 hrs.
There will be a quota on the numbers of approved application, and it will be awarded based on first-come, first-served basis.
For the public individual, the quota for solar photovoltaic (PV) system is 2.50 MW for half yearly. If each of the public individuals adopts to install 4kW, then the quota is 625 persons per half-yearly. FiT present applicants with an investment opportunity as they will be rewarded with lucrative rates.
As highlighted earlier regarding SAVE programme, consumers will be able to redeem up to RM200 for newly purchase five-star energy efficient Appliance.
For the time being, end user can redeem rebate for refrigerator & air conditional. For business rebate is available for newly purchase chillers.
The rebate program started on July 7, 2011 and will end until all rebates are taken at the end of 2011. Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified domestic consumers.
Eligibility criteria are as follow;
SAVE or Sustainability Achieved via Energy Efficiency, is a programme aimed to improve energy efficiency in Malaysia through five initiatives.
The first initiative is to stimulate sales of energy-efficient appliances by providing rebates for refrigerators, air-conditioners and chillers to qualified consumers.
Under the initiative, qualified consumers who purchase electrical appliances that have five-star will be given a rebate up RM200.
This post is an updates for “Earn Money by Generating Electricity at Home” article published earlier. Recently, Dewan Rakyat passed the bill on the Renewable Energy (RE) Act 2010. Under the bill, the Government is to implement the feed-in tariff (FiT) system.
Under the act, a small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) producer, such as households, could potentially earn up to RM1.75 per kWh of electricity produced by selling the power to Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB). Comparatively, consumers pay RM0.218 per kWh to TNB for the first 200kWh electricity consume per month.
Under the FiT systems, TNB will buy all RE generated and pay a FiT to the generators, thus making it much more lucrative to generate RE power.