Plus Solar makes hay in the sun - a 134% leap in revenue for FY20
By FocusM |   |  Mainstream

KUALA LUMPUR: Plus Solar, the nation’s renewable energy solution provider, has achieved RM150 mil in revenue for the financial year (FY) ending March 2020, a jump of 134% compared to revenue of RM64 mil in FY 2019.

Its CEO and co-founder Ko Chuan Zhen said an increase in awareness, notably among manufacturers, saw many adopting solar energy as they realised the cost savings that would ultimately translate into better cash flow.

“We have also worked closely with financial institutions to offer attractive repayment schemes so it makes good business and financial sense for corporations to adopt clean energy,” he said in a statement today.

The company has experienced a phenomenal year-on-year growth, fuelled by the strong market demand from the manufacturing, commercial and industrial sector, which makes up nearly half of Plus Solar’s business. “

Instrumental to the revenue jump is the execution of a large scale solar (LSS) project which contributed 50% to its revenue growth.

As an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) service provider, Plus Solar said the LSS projects completed by the company are able to power up 3.57 million homes a year for over 21 years while reducing the level of CO2 emissions to 37,171.58 tC02e per year.

On the current market conditions, Ko said the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has affected business across all industries.

“As businesses struggle to keep afloat, the main concern will be on sustaining their top line: revenue and sales. While they may not be able to control the volatility within their respective industries, they must look at cutting the bottomline - expenses.

“This is something that businesses should begin to rethink. Electricity remains a top-three expense for many businesses. Here, solar energy has proven to be a real contributor to cost-efficient savings where investments can be recouped in 3-4 years whilst shaving up to 50% off operational costs,” he added.

Plus Solar, he said, is also ready to assist the manufacturing, commercial and industrial sector as well as business owners who are keen to maximise bottom-line savings by pinpointing leakages in terms of where energy could be better channelled and how cost savings can be really met.

“Many business owners cannot grasp the return on investment on solar solutions, and this is where we are happy to speak to them to educate and share both the technicalities of solar for their business and its returns, as well as affordable financial packages so they too can gain access to reducing their bottom line,” he added. - April 7, 2020, Bernama

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