Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)

The Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is a renowned research institution dedicated to advancing the development and utilization of solar energy in Malaysia and beyond. With a strong commitment to promoting sustainable energy solutions, SERI plays a vital role in driving the country’s transition towards clean and renewable energy sources. Recognized for its cutting-edge research, innovative technologies, and multidisciplinary approach, SERI brings together experts from diverse fields such as engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, and environmental science. SERI’s research primarily focuses on enhancing the efficiency, reliability, and affordability of solar energy systems.

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Fuel Cell Institute (SELFUEL)

The establishment of Fuel Cell Institute (Institut Sel Fuel), the first research institute in Malaysia conducting research on fuel cell and hydrogen energy, was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education on the 1st of July 2006. The name of the Institute was initially Institute of Fuel Cell Technology (Institut Teknologi Sel Bahan Api). The new name Fuel Cell Institute (Institut Sel Fuel) was approved on 14th July 2007.

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Hydrogen Vehicles by SELFUEL

UKM is in the progress to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by installing a Solar Photovoltaic Panel on 50 campus buildings through the UKM Solar project will involved an investment of RM 24 million. Alongside, UKM have a collaboration project with Petronas on a Sustainable Hydrogen Energy project.

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UKM Solar Service Launch

YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled bin Hj. Nordin, Minister of Higher Education, accompanied by Prof Dato’ Gs. Ts. Dr. Mohd Ekhwan Hj. Toriman, UKM Vice Chancellor launched the UKM Solar Service at the Working Visit to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

UKM’s Generation Management Center (JANA@UKM) has collaborated with Syarikat PV Hi Tech Solar Sdn. Bhd. to manage UKM’s Solar Services RFP Project worth RM24 million to generate green energy from renewable energy sources of 7MWac.

Solar panels that are expected to be used for a period of 25 years will be installed on more than 50 building roofs at the UKM Bangi campus. The estimated savings that will be obtained from this solar installation will involve electricity bill savings of at least 16% for each kwh used.


UKM Solar Project

Installation of Solar Thermal Systems and Low Energy  Architecture panels at Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM  in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. These solar panels will be used to  turn on the hot water system using the solar thermal collector  method

Photovoltaic solar was also installed in the student residence  of the Faculty of Medicine at Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz  UKM, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

Bertam Smart City Expected to Reduce 69.7% of Carbon Emissions

The state goverment’s project to transform the city of Bertam into a smart energy city, is expected to have the potential to reduce energy and carbon emissions by 69.7%.

UKM through the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) and UKM Pakarunding in collaboration with Jinko Solar Technology Sdn Bhd has made strides in developing this smart energy city.