BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Enterprise  >  Open For Business  >  Solar Panels - Good For Your Wallet And The Environment?

Solar Panels - Good For Your Wallet And The Environment?

Zeth Lim, CEO, Verdant Solar

02-Jun-23 10:00

Solar Panels - Good For Your Wallet And The Environment?

Over the past two decades, the price of solar energy has decreased substantially, leading to greater potential for its adoption. Which is great for a country like Malaysia, where we’ve got plenty of sun.

However, according to a journal article in Clean Energy by Lin-Sea Lau and others, while global residential solar capacity is expected to grow from 58 GW in 2018 to 143 GW in 2024, many developing and emerging economies in Asia, such as Malaysia, are lagging behind for a variety of reasons including inadequate policy incentives, lack of rules and regulations, and low or subsidized household electricity tariffs.

Leading up to World Environment Day, we speak to Zeth Lim, Founder and CEO of Verdant Solar about the role solar power can play in the energy transition, how to get around the upfront cost hurdle, the business potential of this company, and what the government can do to encourage solar power take up.

Produced by: Roshan Kanesan

Presented by: Roshan Kanesan

This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  technologyenvironmententrepreneursSME

Tags:  renewable energysolar powerstartupEnergy transitioncleantech

Play / Pause

Listen now : BFM 89.9 -- The Business Station

Today’s Shows

6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

Jack Kouzi, Director for Strategy, VFS Group

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

7:30 AM

Morning Brief

Gary Ng, APAC Economist, Natixis

7:45 AM

Top Story

Indrani Thuraisingham, Vice President of Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (FOMCA)

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Lawrence Tiong Lee Chian, Managing Director, Farm Price

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

Alissa Rode, Senior Manager, Research, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)

8:45 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

[REPLAY] Jack Kouzi, Director for Strategy, VFS Group

9:15 AM

Opening Bell

Daniel Wong, Analyst at Hong Leong Investment Bank

9:35 AM

The Property Show

Chan Ai Cheng, Immediate Past-President, Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Madiha Fuad, Founder and CEO, PlusVibes

11:00 AM

The Workplace


12:00 PM

Enterprise Explores

Alan See, Co-Founder and CEO, FIRMUS

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Dr. Lawrence Tiong Lee Chian, Managing Director, Farm Price

2:05 PM

Discovery Hour

By The Book: Children’s Book Club - Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone; Lana Sofia Pointon

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

Kita Semua Anak Rimba; Abyan Junus-Nishizawa and Farah Landemaine, Co-founders, Anak Rimba Books

4:05 PM

Health & Living

5:00 PM

Top 5 at 5

6:00 PM

Good Things

We Are All Different Learners - The Story of The Inclusive Outdoor Classroom; Anne Sivanathan, Founder, The Inclusive Outdoor Classroom (IOC)

7:00 PM

Made In Malaysia

Savouring Sarawak’s Indigenous Cuisine; Karen Yap, Chef Host of Ethnic Sarawak Night

8:00 PM

Cruise Control

Daniel Fernandez, Managing Editor,

10:00 PM

The Pulse