Electrical & Electronics

EPP 16: Development of Balance of Systems for Solar Photovoltaics (PV)

  • GNI by 2020 (mil)
  • Projected jobs by 2020

This EPP aims to explore opportunities in the Balance of Systems (BOS) for solar photovoltaics (PV) to capitalise on developments in the global market. BOS encompass all components of a PV system other than the panels.

To ensure the success of this initiative, a strong focus on harvesting additional value from locally manufactured components through higher levels of integration and downstream activities has been identified.

The next phase in Malaysian solar PV development will be focused on retail/consumer applications, products and services. This is expected to drive growth of other opportunities within this segment, for example MRO and BOS businesses.


  • In 2014, MIDA approved a manufacturing licence for one solar PV balance of systems company.
  • MATRADE is working closely with the Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association and local system integrators on total PV solutions to be exported through trade missions to Myanmar, Cambodia and Qatar.
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