Managing Risks in the Indonesian Solar Market

Managing Risks in the Indonesian Solar Market

Indonesia is increasingly starting to peak renewable energy investors’ interest. However, with unique opportunities come unique challenges inherent to the country. In our recent webinar, on Managing Risks in the Indonesian PV market, a number of essential technical and financial challenges were discussed that successful project managers cannot ignore. 

New regulations for solar development in Indonesia

New regulations for solar development in Indonesia

In the last week of January 2017, the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan issued the second ever comprehensive renewable energy regulation. In this article, Indonesian market insider Andre Susanto goes into the details of this new regulation.

Grasp from the headlines: Solar in Indonesia

Grasp from the headlines: Solar in Indonesia

We've compiled an overview of some of the most recent interesting headlines related to the Indonesian solar industry. Tempo.co reported on Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan's latest statement on the government's resolve towards reaching 23% of renewables in the energy mix by 2025. Nikkei's Asian Review outlines and elaborates on the investment climate for renewables in Indonesia and the Southeast Asian region as a whole. The Jakarta Post published interesting articles on a new government decree to install at least 450,000 home solar systems in remote areas over the next two years; and Indonesia's gaze shifting towards the UAE for inspiration for its renewable energy programmes. PV Magazine wrote about the fascinating case of the Misool Eco Resort in Indonesia, which is in the process of establishign one of the largest hybrid microgrids in the region, using solar PV and battery storage.

Summary from the webinar 'Emerging opportunities in the Indonesian solar market'

Summary from the webinar 'Emerging opportunities in the Indonesian solar market'

On 21st October 2016, Solarplaza organized the webinar “Emerging Opportunities in the Indonesian Solar Market”, as a preparation for the 5-day Solar PV Trade Mission to Jakarta, to take place from 27 February to 3 March 2017. Kirana Sastrawijaya, from international law firm Baker & McKenzie, and Andre Susanto, from energy consulting firm Blue Jay Energy, joined the webinar as speakers, shedding light on project development and the state of the solar industry in Indonesia. 

Despite political uncertainty, Indonesia is headed for a sunny future

Despite political uncertainty, Indonesia is headed for a sunny future

Indonesia and the Philippines offer an attractive opportunity to develop solar. Demand for electricity is soaring in Southeast Asia’s largest nations, with high solar irradiance through the region. And as vast archipelagos with underdeveloped grid networks, there is potential to build decentralized systems. However, policy uncertainty has thus far weighed on development.

Indonesia plans to add 5 GW of solar PV capacity in 2 - 3 years

Indonesia plans to add 5 GW of solar PV capacity in 2 - 3 years

SOLARSERVER - Recently, Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (ESDM) issued the Government Decree (Peraturan Menteri (Permen) ESDM 19/2016).
This decree will provide proper support mechanisms for utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, exhibition and event management services company GEM Indonesia reports.

Thin film does work in Southeast Asia

Thin film does work in Southeast Asia

PV giant First Solar has provided figures to refute the notion that its thin-film modules are in any way inferior to crystalline silicon.