Sarawak Alternative Rural Elecctification Scheme (SARES) solar power projects were handed over to four longhouses in Sungai Sekeroh, Bukit Mabong District.
The presence of Helios PV (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd plays a role
As part of Helios Group’s expansion strategy, our Asia Pacific solutions business was formed to extend our system designs and services to countries in Asia. With a team located in Singapore, we design the PV systems with multiple technology partners to deliver creative, sustainable and cost effective solutions from buildings to planned solar farms (LSS) and urban to rural settings.
We try to balance both public policy and private participation of industry players and clients and offer a range of solutions that best fit the local needs.
We pledge to shape our presence in the eyes of global market as a long term serious player who will deliver quality that surpass the client’s’ expectations with innovation and integrity from start to completion. Our experienced professionals will ensure that every client, comprehends their vision along with quality that last a lifetime.
Learn how our solar projects in Sarawak have an impact on the local longhouses & communities
The incorporation of Helios Photovoltaic Sdn Bhd in 2010 comes with a mission to battle global warming and reduce carbon emission build-up by providing clean energy solutions. Helios is ever ready to roll-out new and innovative solutions and aims to be one of the pre-eminent Solar System Integrator of grid-connected, off-grid solutions and Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV).
We can offer custom designs or use our universal systems to cater for sectors ranging from utility, government and commercial across Malaysia and South East Asia. Our offerings range from delivering effective solar power solutions to clients through design and build, engineering procuring and construction or consulting and project management.
Talk to our team about installing a complete solar system engineering solution and we will help you understand our other services and offerings such as specialized solar system maintenance and solar system monitoring services.
Certified with ISO certification 9001-2008 and equipped with CIDB Grade G7 and Sijil Perolehan Kerja Kerajaan (SPKK), our motto in achieving success is through open communication, respect, accountability and sound project management. We are committed to teamwork that harvest mutual positive relationships with employees, clients and subcontractors.
We offer solar leasing proposals to eligible customers. We will invest, operate and maintain the solar systems at our own cost. With a minimal upfront investment the customers can have a system designed and installed on their roofs.
Customers will only pay for the green energy consumed which would be metered and billed at either a fixed rate or a discounted rate pegged to prevailing electricity tariff.
This leasing contracts will help our customer’s hedge against future higher electricity tariff rate. It can run for up to 25 years.
In Singapore, we also offer a Space rental scheme whereby upon inspection, we could be interested to rent your roof and install our PV panels. The PV Green Energy produced would be sold to customers with the motivation to consume and reduce the reliance in fossil fuel power generation.
Both solar leasing and solar roof rental contract could help to reduce carbon footprint of the buildings and contribute to the customers’ Corporate Social Responsibility.
Today’s current electricity supply is generated mainly from fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gases. Rising prices, over dependence on imports from a limited number of countries and growing environmental concerns over the climate change associated with power generation using fossil fuels are challenges faced globally.
As a result of these challenges and the fact that fossil fuels draws on finite resources that may eventually become too expensive to retrieve as opposed to renewable energy sources has governments, utilities, businesses and consumers looking into the development of alternative energy sources and new technologies for electricity generation.
Solar power generation has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing renewable sources of electricity and as a potential alternative which addresses these concerns. Several advantages over other forms of electricity generation are:
- reduced dependence on fossil fuels;
- environmental advantages;
- matching peak time output with peak time demand;
- modularity and scalability;
- flexible locations and government incentives (certain countries)
Learn how Helios solar technology can power your home, office, property and reap the benefits of:
- A hedge against the risk of rising electricity prices
- Low risk, low maintenance, secure investment
- Increase property value through lower overhead cost
- Creates a highly visible statement as to your sustainability commitment
Did you know?
One kilowatt-hour (kWh) equals the amount of electricity needed to burn a 100 watt light bulb for 10 hours.
Main components of a hybrid solar system consist of the solar module, an inverter, a battery, a charge controller (sometimes known as a regulator), wiring and support structure.
A Solar Energy System can provide electricity 24 hours a day. How? The solar electric modules are combined with batteries in one integrated energy system.
Solar Modules do produce electricity even on cloudy days, some 10-20% of that on sunny days. Solar Systems not connected to the electricity grid are “sized” to take account of this variation. Systems attached to the electricity grid balance their overall energy supply with supplies from the electricity grid.
A 1 kilowatt Solar System (about 10-12 solar modules) requires about 100 square feet of installation area.
A 12 cubic feet Refrigerator uses about 800 kilowatt hours per year, A 500 Watt portable heater uses about 150 kilowatt hours per year & a 1 horsepower Air Conditioning system uses about 770 kilowatt hours per year.
A 1 kilowatt peak Solar System will generate around 1,600 kilowatt hours per year in a sunny climate.
Respect the environment
For Helios PV, developing sustainable solutions means harnessing the power of the sun in a way that avoids, minimizes, mitigates or compensates for impacts on the surrounding ecosystem. We take this responsibility very seriously.
Helios PV’s solid environmental performance is founded on the integration of environmental considerations at the earliest stages of our project development process. Engineering and environmental objectives are simultaneously addressed in the design of new projects in order to protect valued components, such as wildlife and wildlife habitat, erosion protection, and vegetation, as well as, health and social-value components. Environmental factors are part of the process of permitting and construction scheduling, modelling of long-term average electricity production levels, and budgeting. This has enabled us to strike a balance of engineering functionality, economic returns, social acceptability and environmental considerations, from project design onward.
Helios PV is committed to designing reliable, safe and sustainable renewable energy solutions for a cleaner, greener future.
The project was aimed at providing renewable, safe and alternative energy for rural electrification for the rural people of Sarawak, while providing opportunities for economic productivity and improving living conditions in rural areas. Additionally, this project also reduces carbon emissions by utilizing technologies not based on fossil fuels.
Due to the nature of the rural landscape in Sarawak, which is either highlands or limited to accessibility by rivers, the solution had to be robust, economical and logistically viable to be transported and constructed at the selected sites. The natural solution was to implement a solar-based renewable energy platform. Helios PV designed and constructed a solar hybrid solution that utilized solar arrays and batteries to provide electricity to rural homes 24 hours and 7 days a week. Working with local villagers, the project not only adhered to a sustainable and integrated concept that addressed environmental issues but also worked to improve economic and social concerns.
Results achieved thus far
The successful implementation of this project now powers 300 households in 3 long houses within the Kapit and Song district. It has provided electricity to improve the lives of families ranging from fishermen to farmers. The households now benefit from economic, social, health and educational improvements.
Improve the Standard of Living in Sub-Urban Areas
This project has demonstrated that renewable energy can directly contribute to improving the standard of living in sub-urban areas by providing the energy needed for creating businesses and employment. By employing local resources for both the construction and maintenance of these installations, Helios PV has provided employment opportunities. Renewable energy also addresses social improvements through employments by elevating the living standards of the long houses. Fishermen and hunters can now refrigerate their catch and sell it at a later time without the fear of their catch going bad. This enhances their productivity and economic profit.
All the long houses now benefit from schools that are powered by renewable energy to provide education for primary students. Illiteracy levels have declined sharply within the long houses now that reading is not limited to day times only. Teachers now have employment opportunities in places never before thought of. The television has now made its way to these long houseses to provide information and education like never before. This is inline with the Goverment’s RMK 10 and RMK 11 plans to enhance the education level of rural citizens.
The provision of electricity has also improved the general health of the people living within these long houseses. Grocery can now be kept longer for consumption using refrigerators. Eyesight is no longer affected when working in the dark. Doctors can now make visits to these long houses and use medical equipment and stay longer than before to treat patients.