• The facilities are in different locations in West Papua, New Guinea. They are stand-alone systems with storage batteries from 50 to 150kWp installed in homes and schools. • Given the characteristics of Indonesian geography, an archipelago comprising more than 17,000 islands, a solar PV system is o
PROINSO has recently delivered 1MW in PV solar products to numerous stand-alone PV facilities in Indonesia. Since it entered the country earlier this year, the firm has supplied a total 1.3MW.
The off-the-grid power facilities, with a total power reaching 1MW, are in homes and schools in West Papua Province (New Guinea island). They are 150, 100, 75 and 50kW systems in Gesa Baru, Trimuris, Poiwai, Barapasi and Nodofai. To all of them PROINSO supplied inverters, modules, multi-clusters, batteries and meteo stations, among other products.
They are free-standing systems because electricity is very expensive and difficult to access in those locations, on islands that are not easily accessible. Indonesia comprises more than 17,000 islands, which makes the installation and operation of electrical grids a difficult task. What is more, only 64.5% of the country's population (230 million) has access to electricity (*).
At PROINSO they explain that PV solar power, especially stand-alone facilities, are good systems to bring power to far-away or mountainous regions.
PROINSO's performance in the Indonesian solar power market has been very good so far. The country expects to generate 25% power from renewable sources by 2025. According to company sources, ‘Solar power in Indonesia is growing fast, mainly because electricity tariffs are on the rise, the government supports investment in renewable energy and the peculiar characteristics of the country's geography make it an interesting source of power.'//
(*) Source: The Jakarta Post.