Conergy has signed an agreement with Indonesia’s PT. Buana Energy Surya Persada and PT. Indo Solusi Utama to build three 1-megawatt ground-mounted solar projects in three towns within the East Nusa Tenggara Province.
The contract marks Conergy’s first large-scale project in Indonesia. Conergy will be responsible for the engineering, planning, design as well as the component supply for the power plants in in Sumba, Ende and Maumere.
On-ground construction and installation in Sumba will be handled by PT. Buana Energy Surya Persada while the Ende and Maumere areas will be covered by PT. Indo Solusi Utama. The entire project is expected to be completed and will be fully operational in the first half of 2016.
Sumba Island, an island in East Nusa Tenggara Province is one of the less developed areas in Indonesia. Currently almost half of the Sumba Island residents do not have access to electricity, with 85% of the island’s electricity sourced from diesel.
However, renewable energy resources in Sumba Island, Ende and Maumere are abundant. Once the 3 new solar power facilities are operational, Sumba, Ende and Maumere will each be supplied with more than 1,400 MWh of electricity per year.