Exchange of MoU with Jinko Solar Technology Sdn Bhd

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was exchanged between UTAR and Jinko Solar Technology Sdn Bhd (Jinko Solar) at UTAR Kampar Campus on 5 August 2022 to initiate collaboration.

From left: Lee and Prof Ewe exchanging the pre-signed MoU documents

The MoU was pre-signed by UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat and Jinko Solar Technology Sdn Bhd and Jinko Solar Technology Sdn Bhd Deputy General Manager Lee Swee Lim.

Prof Ewe, in his speech, said, “We are indeed privileged and honoured to work together with Jinko Solar Technology Sdn Bhd, one of the largest and most innovative solar technology companies in the world. Jinko Solar also covers the core links of the photovoltaic industry chain, focusing on the R&D of integrated photovoltaic products and integrated clean energy solutions. At present, Jinko Solar’s products serve more than 3,000 customers in more than 160 countries around the world and the company has ranked No.1 in global module shipments from 2016 to 2019. Solar power is a great sustainable green energy choice, from reducing greenhouse gases to improving our air quality and conserving our precious resources. Solar energy can also help to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and lower energy prices for years to come.”

He added, “This collaboration aligns us with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) No 7 which promotes affordable and clean energy. Recently, UTAR was ranked 84th World’s Most Sustainable University in UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2021. The inclusion of UTAR in this ranking demonstrates the university’s commitment which supports the UNSDG that brings impact to the environment. Today is certainly a very significant day for both parties. I am feeling happy and excited that this mutual partnership will promote our efforts toward a more sustainable future. This is also a good opportunity for both parties to share knowledge and expertise for a win-win partnership in research projects together.”

On behalf of Jinko Solar, Lee said, “I am very happy to sign this MoU with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. I look forward to exploring collaborations in the fields of solar technology.”

Also present at the MoU exchange ceremony were Director of Finance of Jinko Solar Technology Sdn Bhd Koh Kean Ping, Legal Advisor’s Assistant of Jinko Solar Technology Sdn Bhd Tan Siew Fang, GM Office Senior Officer Richard Wong and GM Office Assistant Manager Tiong Hua Form, UTAR Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Assoc Prof Ir Dr Lim Boon Han, Deputy Director of UTAR Division of Community and International Networking Dr Chen I-Chi, LKC FES lecturer Ts Dr Wong Mee Chu and UTAR Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology lecturer Ts Dr Tan Ming Hui.

A group photograph after the exchange ceremony (third from left) Dr Chen, Koh, Lee, Prof Ewe and other delegates from Jinko Solar Technology Sdn Bhd and UTAR staff

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