Solarvest Borneo, a Malaysia-based clean energy firm, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Technology Excellence Sarawak (Centexs) and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) for the introduction of a green energy lab located in Kuching, Sarawak.
A subsidiary of Solarvest Holdings Berhad, the facility will train and develop local talent to support Borneo’s growth in the clean energy industry by providing green energy-related learning programmes. These will involve solar, green mobility, battery storage systems and green hydrogen with the purpose to promote research and development collaboration as well as intellectual property creation in clean energy solutions.
“As envisioned by the Sarawak government to transform the state into a regional renewable energy powerhouse, this programme is timely in nurturing the talents needed for the industry to attain the vision,” said Director of Solarvest Borneo Leon Liew Chee Ing.
“Together with the partnership with Huawei Malaysia, we believe human capital development is a vital step in building a resilient and progressive society.”
Syeed Mohd Hussien Wan Abdul Rahman, CEO of CENTEXS, added that the company’s cognisant of the importance of equipping our local talents with relevant hands-on training to enable seamless integration into the industry workforce.
“The green energy lab has developed three programmes, namely solar, green mobility & storage and green hydrogen. This is a small step, but a meaningful one as we help Sarawak meet its aspiration for green power generation as outlined in the post Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030.”
Meanwhile, Huawei Malaysia’s Digital Power Business Unit Vice President Chong Chern Peng said that they are committed to providing the best green technology and in continuously developing the skills of local talents.
“We believe the development of local talents in Sarawak will help us capture and fulfill the ever-growing green industry market needs and demands. We hope the programme offered under this collaboration are able to attract and enhance their employability.”
“This will help the industry to progress towards creating a self-generating energy environment where the goal of carbon neutrality can be realised,” he added.