Malaysia: Building Integrated Photovoltaic Technology Application (BIPV)

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2012, Malaysia
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
06/2008
Completion Date:
11/2008
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000
The MBIPV project, in the view of the Evaluator, has made important and real contributions to removing barriers for BIPV, in particular awareness creation and capacity building in important areas such as benchmarking, best practices, monitoring and not in the least demonstration of BIPV technology and demonstration of cost reduction. MBIPV exhibits by mid term impact on factors and key actors affecting decision-making concerning PV and renewable energy at several levels, e.g. government, agencies and institutions, utilities, academia and industry as well as consultancies, architects, developers and other professionals. During the MBIPV project 4 international PV companies have established operation in Malaysia. The MBIPV project has and is generating insights into the technical and economic potential for PV initiatives and the options available to government to realise that potential. While these achievements at the projects mid term are real and while the projects final objectives and targets at this stage can only by the Evaluator be deemed realistically to be reached or even overachieved, their longer-term sustainability will be in doubt without on-going - after the MBIPV project period - government support and legislative and financial interventions, which enabling framework is currently not yet in place. However, discussions with key actors including the MEWC indicate, that such an enabling framework indeed may be in place in time. In addition, a main barrier to increased use of PV and RE in Malaysia remains the subsidised energy prices. However, there is little the MBIPV project can do directly to remove that barrier except for providing relevant policy recommendations.

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Title Malaysia: Building Integrated Photovoltaic Technology Application (BIPV)
Atlas Project Number: 00042090
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2012, Malaysia
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2008
Planned End Date: 06/2008
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • 2. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Development plans and programmes integrate environmentally sustainable solutions in a manner that promotes poverty reduction, MDG achievement and low-emission climate-resilient development
  • 2. Local and national authorities have the capacities to access and integrate multiple sources of public and private environmental financing in support of sustainable human development, including gender equality and poverty reduction
  • 3. National and local governments and communities have the capacities to adapt to climate change and make inclusive and sustainable environment & energy decisions benefitting in particular under-served populations
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Peter Ahm Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-3
PIMS Number:
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: MALAYSIA
Comments: Environmental and energy sustainability objectives integrated in macroeconomic and sector policies
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 An increasing risk of awards defaulting or loss of interest in future calls have been found due to the global economic crisis leading to considerations of the eventual need of an extension of the MBIPV. The MBIPV is recommended closely to monitor this risk and to take appropriate actions; The MBIPV could strengthen its flow of information towards other ongoing RE and energy conservation activities in Malaysia in order to facilitate common understanding and coordination among stakeholders; A rather fragmented situation with regard to creating a decent Malaysian enabling framework is found. It is consequently recommended to establish a National PV Working Group (WG) with representatives from all major stake holders, and initially with a 6-months brief to streamline the existing institutional set-up around BIPV implementation, to compile a draft national PV Strategy and to propose the instruments needed to implement the strategy. If successful, such a national PV WG could later be the nucleus of a RE WG or an RE & Energy Conservation WG. (RE & energy conservation measures often goes hand in hand and synergies are obvious). At the end of the MBIPV project a vacuum will be created in the field of GCPV in Malaysia, if nothing is done, and industry and the public will most likely experience a collapse of the now emerging GCPV sector. To avoid this it is recommended to start a process leading to a smooth transition of the MBIPV activities and results to the PTM, PTM seen as a natural national anchoring of GCPV and MBIPV facilitating functions in the future. Whether this new PTM entity shall manage financial incentives or head externally funded projects has to be determined, and the basic role of PTM may have to be redefined in this context. A prerequisite in this context will be to allocate sufficient resources including human resources to the PTM. In parallel, the PV Monitoring Center at the UiMT should receive official recognition to enable the centre to continue monitoring (with permanent staff) - local data is crucial for future policies and strategies - and at the same time be a PV conduit to the educational system. Regional (ASEAN) dissemination via the NRE-SSN should be better structured and strengthened; Malaysia has the opportunity to take a leading role.
1. Recommendation: An increasing risk of awards defaulting or loss of interest in future calls have been found due to the global economic crisis leading to considerations of the eventual need of an extension of the MBIPV. The MBIPV is recommended closely to monitor this risk and to take appropriate actions; The MBIPV could strengthen its flow of information towards other ongoing RE and energy conservation activities in Malaysia in order to facilitate common understanding and coordination among stakeholders; A rather fragmented situation with regard to creating a decent Malaysian enabling framework is found. It is consequently recommended to establish a National PV Working Group (WG) with representatives from all major stake holders, and initially with a 6-months brief to streamline the existing institutional set-up around BIPV implementation, to compile a draft national PV Strategy and to propose the instruments needed to implement the strategy. If successful, such a national PV WG could later be the nucleus of a RE WG or an RE & Energy Conservation WG. (RE & energy conservation measures often goes hand in hand and synergies are obvious). At the end of the MBIPV project a vacuum will be created in the field of GCPV in Malaysia, if nothing is done, and industry and the public will most likely experience a collapse of the now emerging GCPV sector. To avoid this it is recommended to start a process leading to a smooth transition of the MBIPV activities and results to the PTM, PTM seen as a natural national anchoring of GCPV and MBIPV facilitating functions in the future. Whether this new PTM entity shall manage financial incentives or head externally funded projects has to be determined, and the basic role of PTM may have to be redefined in this context. A prerequisite in this context will be to allocate sufficient resources including human resources to the PTM. In parallel, the PV Monitoring Center at the UiMT should receive official recognition to enable the centre to continue monitoring (with permanent staff) - local data is crucial for future policies and strategies - and at the same time be a PV conduit to the educational system. Regional (ASEAN) dissemination via the NRE-SSN should be better structured and strengthened; Malaysia has the opportunity to take a leading role.
Management Response: [Added: 2009/09/28]

The issues will be discussed in the Project Review Committee meetings and National Steering Committee meetings.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To follow and discuss MTE findings in the PRC & NSC meeting
[Added: 2009/09/28]
EnE 2009/05 Completed The issues were discussed in the NSC meeting. at the moment, the issues will not affect the current project progress.

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