Conergy, a company specializing in solar energy, in partnership with PT Buana Energy Surya Persada and PT Indo Solusi Utama in Indonesia, is constructing the first-ever utility scale solar power plants in Indonesia.
There are three 1MW projects that will generate 4,200 MWh of electricity total to power 35,000 homes in three towns in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia: Sumba, Ende and Maumere, the company said.
The projects are expected to be completed and be fully operational in the first half of 2016.
Today, nearly half of the residents of Sumba Island in the East Nusa Tenggara province do not have access to reliable electricity. For those who do, 85 percent of energy is sourced from diesel. To address this crisis, the Indonesian government has recently launched an energy program to add 35,000 MW of new generation capacity by 2019.
Conergy will be responsible for the engineering, planning, design, equipment procurement and long-term maintenance of the three solar installations.PT Buana Energy Surya Persada and PT Indo Solusi Utama will handle on-the-ground construction.
As of Q3 2015, Conergy is the market leader in the Philippines, with 274 MW contracted capacity; part of the 400MW of projects Conergy has contractedin Southeast Asia, the company said.