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Self-Consumption (SELCO)

When you install a solar PV system onto your own rooftop and fully utilise all the solar energy generated from it, it will be considered as SELCO in which any excess will not be exported to the grid, according to the guidelines of the Electricity Supply Act 1990.

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change (MESTECC) encourages consumers in the residential, commercial and industrial sector to install solar PV for their self-consumption in order to reduce the overall energy consumption.

Benefits of Self-Consumption (SELCO)

Aimed at reducing business costs through the use of solar PV system by the commercial and industrial sector, the program enables successful applicants to:

  • Consume the electricity generated with a solar PV system without relying on the TNB grid

  • Hedge against TNB tariff hikes and increasing electricity pricing. Self-consumption promises greater independence from the grid and future electricity rate variation.

Understand Self-Consumption (SELCO)

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Solar array converts energy from sunlight into electricity

The inverter converts the electricity produced by the solar array from Direct Current (DC) to Alternating Current (AC) for us in your business and measures the energy produced by the solar array.

The energy is used in your business

The meter records the usage. Any excess electricity generated by the PV solar system will not flow back to the grid

SELCO: Eligibility

Under the Electricity Supply Act 1990, an individual is entitled to apply for SELCO if they meet the following requirements:

  • Using, working, or operating any solar PV generating facility for self-consumption and indirect connection to the licensee distribution network in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah

  • The relevant distribution licensee (DL) whose network is to relate to the self-consumption solar PV generating facility