Gurward Penang Solar System Rooftop Yongyang Solaroof
State Executive Councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo (centre) with Gurdwara Sahib Bayan Baru president Manjeet Singh (left) and YongYang Solar Roof project director Regine Choo (right) inspecting the completed installation of 18kW PV Solar Systems on top of the 4-storey Gurdwara building at Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in Bayan Baru, Penang yesterday. – Starpic by MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star/10 Nov 2019.

Over at Gurdwara Sahib Bayan Lepas, the temple had a double celebration by unveiling its solar system, making it the first gurdwara in the northern region to be solar-powered. Gurdwara president Manjeet Singh said in line with their guru’s teachings to conserve the environment as well as the state’s green initiative, making the gurdwara solar-powered seemed apt.

“The solar panels on our roof cost us RM75,000, including the cost of the structure.”

“We usually spend about RM1,000 per month on our electricity and with this, we see there being no electric bills as it should cover our whole consumption every month with an estimated savings of RM1,100.”

“This would mean that we will recover our cost in six to seven years.”


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