Indonesia 'plans rural solar push'

Bali is one of the areas flagged up as having strong solar potential

Bali is one of the areas flagged up as having strong solar potential

The Indonesian government wants to see 36 new solar power plants throughout the country, particularly in rural parts of the archipelago, say local reports.

An official from Indonesia’s energy ministry told the The Jakarta Globe newspaper that the government wants to work with undisclosed partners to assess the feasibility of a range of PV projects, with plans to raise the number of major solar installations to 153 this year, up from 117 at the end of 2012.

A ministry official told the Globe that national and provincial authorities have allocated 1trn rupiah ($103m) to build solar plants this year, up from 700bn rupiah in 2012.

This month the ministry published a map showing solar radiation levels across the archipelago, with Bali, Log in to read complete article.

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