A Simple Solar Light Is Life Changing In This Indonesian Village

Solar is more than just light. In a recent article on its website, IRENA has highlighted just how much. The article highlights the example of homemaker Konda Ngguna living in a small village in Laindeha, Sumba Island, Indonesia. Till a few years back, there used to be a total  blackout in the Laindeha village after […]

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Construction of World’s Largest Green Industrial Park Kicks off in Indonesia

Indonesia has begun the construction of what is being hailed as the world’s largest green industrial park in Bulungan district on the country’s second-largest island of Kalimantan. “We hope that this will be the largest green industrial park in the world, not only in North Kalimantan, not only in Indonesia, but in the world,” Indonesian […]

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Projects to Create Green Grid, CCS Hubs Across ASEAN, Australia

National authorities and companies across Southeast Asia and Australia are seeking ways to pool renewable energy resources and form a green power grid in the region, according to media reports. Below are some of the projects engaged in developing this green grid that have been announced: ASEAN Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations […]

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Indonesia Ramping Up Solar Capacity to Meet 18 GW Target For 2025: Report

Indonesia is considering how to reduce its growing greenhouse gas emissions. A moratorium on new coal power plants bodes well for growth of solar power in Indonesia. Yet harnessing solar power requires government action such as improving transparency around power purchase agreements and revising long- term power plans. A new report, jointly produced by BloombergNEF, […]

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Indonesia to Build Solar Projects on Erstwhile Mine Sites

Indonesian coal miner PT Bukit Asam plans to build three solar power projects on former mine sites as part of its expansion into renewable energy, the company’s chief executive Suryo has been quoted as saying in media reports. State-controlled Bukit Asam has reserved land in West Sumatra, South Sumatra and East Kalimantan provinces, with the […]

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Sunseap, BP Batam Partner to Build 2.2 GWp Floating PV in Indonesia

Singapore-based solar developer Sunseap Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Badan Pengusahaan Batam (BP Batam) for the building of a floating photovoltaic system (FPV) and energy storage system (ESS) on a reservoir in Indonesia’s Batam Island for an estimated cost of US$2 billion. Under the MoU, Sunseap will develop a FPV and […]

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Fourth Partner Energy Expands Footprint Ties up With Indonesia’s Indika Energy

Fourth Partner Energy has partnered with Indika Energy to form JV -EMITS with the aim of accelerating Indonesia’s renewable energy transition. Fourth Partner Energy (FPE), one of India’s leading solar solutions firms has announced a partnership with Indonesia’s energy major, Indika Energy. The joint venture (JV) company Empat Mitra Indika Tenaga Surya (EMITS) is aimed […]

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Neglecting Renewables Could Cost Indonesia’s Energy Edge: IEEFA

No country is immune to the rapid disruption occurring in the global energy sector. New technological innovations in both supply and demand have changed the technical versus economic discourse. Renewables are now cheaper than any fossil fuel in most parts of the world. And Indonesia’s no exception to this transition as per IEEFA. The sharp […]

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PLN has ‘Green Ambition’ but is Short on Renewable Energy Credibility: IEEFA

IEEFA finds that PLN must be prepared for a much higher level of scrutiny when the company launches its debut green and/or sustainable bonds. Indonesian state-owned electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) is preparing to issue a “green and/or sustainable financing” instrument as early as January 2021 following the publication of its Statement of Intent […]

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