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Brunei signs solar energy deal with Mitsubishi


August 15, 2008

Brunei signs solar energy deal with Mitsubishi
Brunei’s Ministry of Energy has signed a deal with Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi Corporation to undertake a three-year experiment on harnessing solar energy in the oil-rich state, said The Brunei Times on Thursday.

Upon the signing of the memorandum of understanding, the Brunei’s government and Mitsubishi will jointly carry out a 1.2 MW photovoltaic (PV) demonstration project, likely to be the largest in Asean, which is scheduled to start in 2010.

Called the “Tenaga Suria Brunei” (TBS), the project will see the PV system installed at a power station in Seria, about 70 kilometres west of the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan, and connected to the existing electricity grid.

The project will essentially put to test different PV modules to find which ones are suited to Brunei’s tropical climate conditions. Mitsubishi Corp, which will fund the project’s total cost, estimated at 1.5 billion yen ($13.7 million), will also undertake training activities for locals and other capacity building efforts.

However, the solar energy project is not the first collaboration between Brunei and Mitsubishi Corporation. The Japanese company had also worked with the sultanate to establish the Brunei Liquified Natural Gas (BLNG) plant in 1972.

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