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Malaysia: Building Integrated Photovoltaic Technology Application (BIPV)
Commissioning Unit: Malaysia
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2012
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 11/2008
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Malaysia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
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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