Collaborative Projects

1. PV as Cottage Industry

An alternative approach aimed at solar photovoltaic (PV) cost reduction by tailoring the technology to the socio-economic culture of the society has been developed. Such an approach must stress development of photovoltaic-based cottage industry. A cottage-industry based business model aimed at manufacturing of 110 W PV modules in pilot  plant in Terengganu, Malaysia with an estimated capacity  of 1MW/year has been setup. Almost entire equipment and manufacturing processes were developed with process and performance yields comparable to any automated operation.

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2. Seaweed Dryer in Conjunction Between SERI, SIRIM and Sabah Fisherman Association

A solar drying system for seaweeds has been installed in Semporna, Sabah. The solar drying system consist of V-Groove solar air collector, blower, auxiliary-heater and drying chamber. The solar drying system is of the batch type. The solar collector is of the back-pass V-groove. Six collectors are connected in series. The size of each collector is 4.6m x 1.0m x 0.15m. The total area of the collector is 13.8 m2. PV panels are use to run the fans.

SeaweedDryer1       SeaweedDryer2

3. Centre of Drying Agriculture & Horticulture Products

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4. UKM UMT Wind PV Hybrid Hydrogen Production System

collab1    collab2    bateriwind