Gading Kencana was awarded the contract for schools in Keningau.
Project is due for completion in July 2010.
Work-in-progress for Solar Array structure
The main reason for teachers refusing assignments to remote schools is the non-existent of electricity supply to power the basic facilities such as lighting, fans, radio/TV and telecommunication equipment.
The Ministry of Education in its efforts to provide quality education to all Malaysians have taken the steps to overcome this barrier by providing electricity supply via solar photovoltaic hybrid diesel generator systems to these remote schools.
The Solar hybrid system is able to power electrical equipment as well as ICT equipment in the schools, bridging the digital gap between urban and remote schools besides providing the basic level of comfort to the school communities.
The project comprises of construction of new buildings including classrooms and amenities using the Integrated Building System (IBS), cabling and wiring of the new buildings, repair of existing buildings and rewiring works and most essentially the design, supply, construct and install, test and commission the solar photovoltaic hybrid systems.
It is anticipated that the solar photovoltaic hybrid system will save the Government of Malaysia up to 70% of diesel cost and cost of its deliveries to remote schools.
The project also enables remotely located schools to enjoy 24 hours electricity supply and rainwater harvesting system which was incorporated in the new buildings constructed.