PKNS to turn SSP2 into Solar Valley

CYBERJAYA: The Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) plans to turn the Selangor Science Park 2 (SSP2) located near Cyberjaya, Selangor into a Solar Valley.

“We plan to `solar-ise’ the whole of SSP2,” said PKNS Head of Business Development Norzila Sidek, adding that this can be done by attracting solar manufacturing industry players to invest in SSP2.

Speaking to reporters before welcoming a Korean investment delegation to SSP2 today, Norzila said solar energy has a huge potential. “The initial investment for solar energy is high, so there should be more incentives to encourage the use of solar energy for individual houses and industrie.”

PKNS’ first client in SSP2 is Q-Cells Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a German company producing solar wafers and cells. The company has been operating in SSP2 since May with an investment of RM2.0 billion to date.

SSP2 is a mixed development spanning 1,300 acres. The project is divided into four components namely industrial (60%), residential (20%), commercial (10%) and recreational (10%). Construction began two years ago and expected to be completed within 10 to 15 years.

Several MOUs are expected to be signed with foreign investors next year. “We are currently processing an application from the Middle East to set up Al-Madinah International University here while the Koreans are interested to create a water theme park here,” said Norzila.

SSP2 is a wholly integrated master planned development mooted after the success of Selangor Science Park 1 in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya.

Norzila (second from left) briefing members of a Korean investment delegation on SSP2  (photo by Haris Hassan/ The Edge Malaysia)
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