Economic Model of A Renewable Hybrid Energy System Based on Rural Electrification


dr Ramani Kannan, Associate professor Ir. Dr. Nursyarizal Mohd Nor & Associate PrOfessor Dr.PDD. Dominic






25 JULY -





9.00AM - 5.00PM





This program is primarily aimed at young recently graduated Malaysian those who are interested to start their own a new business in the renewable energy sector start-ups. This program provides in-depth knowledge of solar, and wind energy generation system and its design concepts of small-scale stand-alone system installation life cycle such as planning, implementation, operation, and maintenance of plant with respect to Malaysian government policy.

PENJANA program participant interested to know the nook and corner of hybrid energy generation system through lectures, lab experiments and case study scenario.  Participants should get hands on experiences in energy sector industry for two years, later they can get into new ventures. Participant can be able to develop them create a career roadmap, where they determine the occupations that interest them, conduct a gap assessment to determine the additional education/training/skills they need, and document the path to an ideal renewable energy career.

Key business opportunities, challenges, and potential solutions in the renewable energy and green building sectors. Analyze a successful business in renewable energy or green building. Identify a few problems you might be solving with renewable energy or green building products or services. Plan to engage with investors who may be raising funds for a new business. Take the first real-world step to launch a new business or corporate initiative. Use this one-page business idea summary template and Business Model Canvas to create and customize your own new business idea.


Renewable energy system at a glance 
  • Forms of Renewable Energy, Importance of Renewable Energy, Energy Basics, Energy Consumption and Conservation, Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Sources, Pathways to Renewable Energy Careers, International Renewable Energy Career Exploration Resources, and Energy government policy.

Plan and design concepts of small-scale Solar Power generation system

  • Describe deeply in solar energy generation system and its design concepts of small-scale stand-alone solar PV system, Charge controller, MPPT and Inverters, integration, implementation, operation, maintenance, and safety.
Plan and design concepts of small-scale Wind power system
  • Describe deeply in wind energy generation system and its design of wind turbine, siting wind turbine installation planning, implementation, operation, maintenance, and safety.

Construction of framework for design concepts of small-scale Hybrid Solar- Wind power system

  • Develop an idea of small scale solar and wind form with required components and its ratings.Calculation of solar and wind form. Small size projects such as solar streetlight, tracking solar system, USB charger, Battery charge, solar charging station, Solar Tracker Enabled by the Internet, and Moveable Solar Power Unit.

Articulate a business model for renewable energy systems.

  • Opportunities in Green Building Design, Financial Opportunities in Renewable Energy, Green Building Case Studies, Renewable Energy and Green Building Entrepreneurship, The Importance of Entrepreneurial Thinking for the Green Building Industry, The Rise of The Intrapreneur. Leap into Business — Real Opportunity and Challenges, The Logic Behind Green Building and Renewable Energy, Inside Entrepreneurship: Benefits and Examples of Entrepreneurship, Criticisms of Green Building and Renewable Energy, Challenges in Entrepreneurship

Conduct feasibility study for the project. Creative copyright, patent issues.

National/international nature of marketability.

Government rules and regulations and environmental policies. 

  • Field experienced expert input from those topics of Government policy and institutional regulations for SME-Tax structure – subsidies availability - locational advantages - environmental issues – external financial funding agencies- copyright filing and patent registration procedures.


At the end of this training program, participants will be able to:

  • Ability to understand the in-depth knowledge of renewable energy systems
  • Demonstrate the known concepts and techniques of small-scale stand-alone hybrid power generation system implementation.
  • Construct and design a working business model for renewable energy systems.
  • Apply their knowledge and develop their own start-ups in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)


  • Malaysian 
  • Unemployed 
  • Graduated From 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022


1. Dr. Ramani Kannan (UTP)

Dr. Ramani Kannan is a Senior lecturer in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. He received his B.E degree from Bharathiyar University, India. Later, completed his M.E and Ph.D. in Power Electronics and Drives from Anna University, respectively. He holds more than 125 publications in reputed international and national journals and conferences. He is a Chartered Engineer CEng (UK), active Senior member in IEEE(USA), and members in IET(UK), BEM(MY), IE(IND), ISTE(IND), and Institute of advance engineering and science. Dr. Ramani is recognized with many awards, including “Career Award for Young Teacher” from AICTE India, 2012; “Young Scientist Award” in power electronics and Drives, 2015; “Highest Research publication Award” 2017. He received “Outstanding Researcher Award” prestigious award from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS-2019. Award for Outstanding Performance, Service and Dedication 2019 at UTP, Malaysia and Award for BEST PRESENTER CENCON 2019 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion (CENCON 2019) Indonesia. His research interest involves in power electronics, inverters, modeling of induction motor and optimization techniques.

2. Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Nursyarizal Mohd Nor(UTP)

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Nursyarizal Mohd Nor received his PhD. in Electrical Power Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Perak, Malaysia, in 2009. He is currently a committed Associate Professors with over 20 years of research and academic experience as a part of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in UTP during which he has developed numerous projects on national and international level in frames of Electrical Protection Box, Portable Thermoelectric Generator, Health Monitoring System, Portable Solar Generator and etc. His research interests include specialization in Power Economics Operation and Control, Power System Analysis as well as Power System State Estimation area in which he has successfully published more than 100 research publications and articles in peer reviewed international journals, workshops, conferences and symposiums, including book chapters published by since the year 2009. He also receiving the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Electrical, Control and Computer Engineering conference in 2009 and 9th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference in 2015. He had actively involved in reviewing paper for many known conferences and journal. In year 2012, he has been qualified as a Registered Professional Engineer from the Board of Engineers Malaysia for his specialization. He is currently an active member of the Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC) where he holds the task to advise and assist the university as colleagues in order to identify whether the programme(s) provides engineering education or a training programme that merits to be classified as technology, which is focusing on the breadth and depth of the programme(s), the content, delivery and assessment. Currently, he was a Corporate Member for Institute Engineers Malaysia, member of Board of Engineers Malaysia and member of IEEE Power & Energy Society.

3. Associate Professor Dr. Dhanapal Durai Dominic (UTP)

Dr. P.D.D.Dominic is currently an Associate Professor in Computer and Information Sciences department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. He received his PhD in Management at Alagappa University, India. He received his Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Research from Pondicherry University, India; Master of Business Administration; Master of Philosophy in Mathematics and Master of Science in Mathematics from Bharathidasan University, India. He has been working in the capacity of editorial board member for renowned journals. His research interests include Management Information Systems and Data Analytics. He has published more than 100 journals with high impact factors and distinguished indices like SCOPUS and ISI.








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