Sultan Ibrahim Solar Park, the RM1.4 billion (US$350 million) project will be the biggest of its kind in Southeast Asia with a combined installed capacity of 450 megawatts,” the statement added.
The project is Johor’s first private investment project for 2021.
The project is in line with the 2030 Johor sustainable development plan, which focuses on environmental preservation and protection as part of the state’s economic development plan. “healthy economic spill over effect” for the people by creating jobs “at various levels”.
“With this exciting project, Johor will make a quantum leap into the world of renewable and sustainable clean energy,”
He added that the project will mark Johor’s first major foray into large-scale sustainable energy to foster green economies and a cleaner environment.
“Johor is one of the states blessed with high sun hours. It is time that we tapped into this resource to boost our power generating capacity and contribute to the production of renewable energy”.