Malaysia aims to be the second largest producer of solar photovoltaics (PV) by 2020,Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Secretary-General Zaini Ujang said.
Zaini said this to reporters after opening the two-day 7th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur today.
He said in order to achieve the target, Malaysia must adapt the green technology and not being left behind this lucrative markets such as in the US, European and Japan.
He added that the current output was 12 per cent and the aim was to reach 20 per cent by then.
“Malaysia is currently ranked third in terms of solar PV production.
“According to market research, in 2015, total global shipment of solar PV amounted to 50.8 gigawatts.
“China contributed 48 per cent, Taiwan 20 per cent, Malaysia 12 per cent and Japan six per cent,” he said.
PV is best known as method for generating electric power by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun.