PV MAGAZINE - The Taiwanese company has agreed to start a feasibility study next month on the possibility of developing the country’s first floating solar array, in cooperation with UMILE Ltd Liability Partnership.

The two sides have agreed to set up a special purpose vehicle to build an 80-hectare project on a lake near the town of Pasir Mas, near the Thailand border in the state of Kelantan, Tien Ching Energy said in an online statement.

If completed, the project would be the largest floating PV array in the world.

Total investment in the project could reach 400 million ringgit ($90.4 million), according to Malaysian state news agency Bernama.

UMILE aims to integrate the array with an aquaculture project. Taichung-based Tien Ching Energy primarily sells solar water heaters and pumps.

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