Progressture Solar, a solar company in Malaysia foresees a substantial window of growth opportunities for sustainable energy within the country, particularly in solar energy.
Given this conviction, the management team is optimistic that they will be able to deliver a good performance in the financial year of 2021/2022 (FY21/22) despite headwinds due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns in the first half of this year.
A key factor contributing to Progressture Solar’s belief stems from its confidence in the public’s increasing awareness when it comes to issues pertaining to sustainability, and its openness to seek out more information on clean energy. This is the case particularly among business owners, driven by the growing emphasis on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria by various authorities and institutions.
For instance, some banks or commissions may include ESG criteria as part of their conditions for specific loans or approvals, which has urged business owners to also invest in environmentally sustainable work practices and energy resources. In turn, this has led them to seek out solar energy as one of the more viable options.
Progressture Solar also opines that more Malaysian individuals and businesses are transitioning towards solar energy due to its cost-saving benefits. Several commercial building owners have recognised up to 85% in reduction in monthly utility bills.
The co-founders of Progressture Solar, Cliff Siaw and Ng Yew Weng says, “For a time, the payback period for investing in a solar photovoltaic (PV) system can be considerably long – we’re talking about a period of up to ten years. With tax benefits such as the Green Investment Tax Allowance (GITA), businesses are now able to achieve their ROI in approximately three years. On top of that, a substantial saving on their electricity bills will help businesses with their profitability and be able to reinvest those additional savings into growing the business.”