Electricity, a resource that is widely available in modern society, was once a luxury for the people of Ulu Baram, Miri in the northern region of Sarawak, Malaysia. In April 2018, LONGi Kuching donated 38pcs high efficiency monocrystalline modules to the Penan settlements in Ulu Baram in a ceremony there. Present were The Right Honorable Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak, Mr. Zhong Baoshen, Chairman of LONGi Group, Mr. Kelvin Wan, founder of Kuching Hope Place, and other state government ministers. Since the commissioning of the PV plant, residents of the area are enjoying a life improved by sale, reliable and green solar energy.
Ulu Baram is located in the inland, with scarce food and health resources. It lags more developed cities in Malaysia cities in transportation, water, electricity and other infrastructure. Mr. SJ Ngieng, CEO of LONGi Kuching, ardently supported Kuching Hope Place to relieve the region’s electricity shortage. Thereafter, respective departments of LONGi Kuching, from the CEO office to the Planning Team and Logistics Team, were in elevated spirits to ensure the modules reach Ulu Baram.
Together with Hope Place, LONGi Kuching completed the transportation and installation of the modules. The road was muddy, without traffic rules, with only trees are marked with flags to direct the route to different villages. Despite these, the team successfully delivered the modules to Ulu Baram, and brought long-awaited energy to the five villages of Long Seridan, Long Selulung, Long Meraan, Long Si’ang, and Long Rudin.
This initiative is one of many occasions for LONGi to meet its mission - utilizing solar energy, building a green world. As a leading brand in the global photovoltaic industry, LONGi actively fulfills our corporate social responsibility to create a green world. LONGi is honored to work with the Sarawak state government and Hope Place in providing photovoltaic modules so that the resource scarce regions can be filled with photoelectric warmth.