SPNB Explores Solar Panel Integration in Affordable Housing to Boost Green Technology

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In a progressive move towards sustainable development, Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB), Malaysia’s leading affordable housing developer, is evaluating a proposal to incorporate solar panels into its residential units. This initiative reflects the government’s broader agenda to foster green technology and sustainable energy solutions within the country’s housing sector.

Potential for Green Energy in Affordable Housing

SPNB Chairman Datuk Husam Musa expressed optimism about the proposal’s alignment with national green technology objectives. “While still in preliminary discussions, integrating solar panels in our Rumah Mesra Rakyat (RMR) programme’s homes presents a promising step forward in our sustainable development efforts,” Husam remarked during the launch of the E-RMR system.


The company is actively seeking collaboration opportunities with solar panel manufacturers, aiming to make renewable energy accessible to homeowners under the RMR initiative. This approach not only contributes to environmental conservation but also promises long-term energy cost savings for residents.

Revitalizing ‘Sick’ Projects and Future Plans

In addition to exploring renewable energy solutions, SPNB has a proven track record of revitalizing stalled housing projects. From 2002 to 2017, the company successfully resumed 56 ‘sick’ projects, delivering 24,454 housing units to Malaysian families. “Our experience in resolving these complex projects positions us well to undertake similar challenges in the future,” Husam added.

Introducing the E-RMR System for Enhanced Service Delivery

The launch of the E-RMR system marks a significant milestone in SPNB’s commitment to improving service efficiency and transparency. Designed to streamline operations, this digital platform will play a crucial role in achieving the company’s ambitious goal of constructing 10,000 RMR units in the coming year. By reducing operational costs, saving employee time, and expediting contractor payments, the E-RMR system is set to enhance the overall delivery of RMR houses.

A Track Record of Success

To date, SPNB has successfully constructed 65,758 RMR units nationwide, demonstrating its pivotal role in addressing Malaysia’s affordable housing needs. The consideration of solar panels in future developments underscores SPNB’s dedication to promoting sustainable living and energy independence for its residents.

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