Vision Home, an orphanage in Ipoh is now equipped with a brand-new solar system, thanks to Trina Solar, the world’s leading provider of integrated solar systems.
Founded in 1997, Trina Solar actively develops proprietary smart PV solutions for large power stations as well as commercial and residential solutions, energy storage systems and photovoltaic modules.
Established in 2000, Vision Home houses children ranging in age from five to 18.
Asher Amos, volunteer and manager at Vision Home said that the installation of this solar system allows them to be more self-sufficient.
“Vision Home is a public charity, which means we rely on public donations, but we also try as much as we can to be self-sustaining,” he added.
Asia Pacific and Middle East senior sales director of Trina Solar, Ku Jun-Heong, said that the initiative is to help underprivileged children who may be overlooked by society. It is also in line with the ethos of Trina Solar, which is ‘affordable energy for all’.
“The system was customised to suit the requirements of the orphanage. It’s a 3KW rooftop-mounted system that uses 12 Trina Solar panels. Each panel has 60 polycrystalline cells,” said Jun-Heong.
It is operable using a digital app, available on both the App Store and Play Store. This allows the orphanage to monitor how much electricity the solar system is producing.
Vision Home’s solar system is connected to the electricity grid; therefore, any unused electricity is fed into the grid and the orphanage receives monies for that under Malaysia’s feed-in tariff scheme.