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Malaysia launches DCS platform to boost solar photovoltaic industry



Malaysia has come up with a new data collection system (DCS) platform to boost the solar photovoltaic industry.

This platform was launched by the Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association, which is expected to support the growth of the solar PV industry with a faster installation period and lower cost.

The data collection system platform has been supported by the Energy Commission (EC) and Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).

Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association President Davis Chong Chun Shiong stated that the DCS platform signifies the agency's commitment in improving the data collection of the solar PV systems installed in Malaysia, the statement reads.

"Apart from a lower implementation cost for solar PV users, the DCS supports a faster delivery time as data will be transmitted directly to our data concentrator unit (DCU) and, subsequently, the TNB master control station,” he was quoted.

It has been informed that the DCS will only need around three weeks of delivery time as compared to the longer time earlier to the SCADA system.

"Looking ahead, we strive to venture into more technological innovations in making solar PV more cost competitive. This will promote the adoption of solar PV as a sustainable source of electricity supply in Malaysia," Davis was further quoted in a statement.

Meanwhile, it has been informed that Grid Vision T&D Sdn Bhd is involved in the design, supply, installation, test and commission, and the operation and maintenance of the DCS Platform.

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