ALOR STAR: Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir today officially launched the 50 mega-watt Alternating Current (MWAC) Kuala Ketil Photovoltaic Solar Farm in Kuala Ketil.
In operation since February this year and built by Edra Solar Sdn Bhd using local workers and expertise, the facility is the nation’s sixth large-scale solar farm.
“Kedah receives a lot of sunlight and we should utilise this bountiful energy for our development.
“Kedah welcomes green investments such as this, because it will ensure that our environment is protected as we develop the state using renewable energy,” Mukhriz said.
He added that Kedah has the potential to be the greenest state in Malaysia in terms of using environmentally-friendly practices in its development.
One of the highlights of the project is a 30-metre buffer zone surrounding the facility, which will be planted primarily with pineapples – an initiative which will benefit more than 2,600 farmers and the people of Kuala Ketil.