Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA)
Sulaiman Shaari has been involved in photovoltaic (PV) system applications development and talent cultivation for many years and is a leading figure in this field in Malaysia and the region. He represented Malaysia at international activities such as: IEA PVPS; IEC; and APEC EWG 14 2015A project. He has been giving services to the government and industry in research, consultancy and expert advice in various forms, including local and international companies. He has been the chief trainer-examiner for several PV systems training programmes in Malaysia and ASEAN, and has provided expert services on: PV systems design, training, evaluation, tender documents, proposals and post-project evaluations for grid- connected (GC) and off-grid (OG) PV systems. Sulaiman is chairman of the national group for Malaysian Standards (MS) on PV as well member of the Technical Committee on Renewable Energy. For his contributions, he was given an award by the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) 2015 and an award from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MOSTI), Malaysia 2013. He has been regularly engaged as evaluator and referee for the country’s energy and PV related project proposals and funding, energy audits, organizing seminars/workshops, judging of competitions and reviewing technical journal papers.
Sulaiman has won several excellent service awards as well as medals for PV related products in international exhibitions, written, presented and published many books on solar PV technology and physics, journals, conferences, etc. He is now Secretary General of the APVIA from 2019-2021 and is Vice-President II of the MPIA since 2017. He now teaches as a Professor at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.