fbpx
Connect with us

Lifestyle

This Floating Solar Plant In Indonesia Is The Largest In SEA & Can Power Up To 50,000 Homes!

Published

Cirata Solar Plant
Source: Powerenginneringint & pv-magazine

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

In supporting the country’s aim of producing 23% of its electricity through renewable sources by 2025, the Indonesian government has approved and begun construction on a floating solar power plant that is the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia and one of the largest in the world. As reported by We Go Electric, construction work has already started on the massive 145MW floating solar power plant following financial support being successfully raised by the developers.

Called the Cirata Floating Photovoltaic Power Plant project, this new solar plant is located on the Cirata reservoir in the West Java province and is expected to generate enough electricity to power up to 50,000 homes there! Furthermore, the solar plant will also help to offset 214,000 tons of carbon emissions a year in the country which previously relied on coal to generate electricity.

087E3F61 7A96 4452 A1B8 56E4F145D5Ac

The project is operated by Masdar and PT PJBI, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company PT PLN. It is scheduled to be up and running by the fourth quarter of 2022 and has since created up to 800 jobs in the development itself.

Previously, Reuters reported that Indonesia is aiming to have 23% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025 and aims to reach net zero emissions by 2060 by moving away from coal. Furthermore, PLN has said it will start to gradually shut down its coal-fired power plants, which is currently responsible for about 60% of Indonesia’s energy demands.

B8A11D5B E159 4965 9C0B Ce456E1C8D2C

8Ddcef09 E9Ab 4F2E B7B3 72B1C9D8795E

With Indonesia’s unique geography and its 375 lakes or reservoirs, PLN also said that the country could potentially set up more floating solar plants which could generate a whopping 28 GW of power.

Awesome! What do you guys think of this clean energy project? Should something similar be introduced in such mass scales in Malaysia? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

 

Also read: “We work alongside nature, not against it” ESCAPE Cameron Highlands Developer Guarantees To Rejuvenate Land

My Post 2021 08 06T162716.416 2

Source: pv-magazine
Source: pv-magazine


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Pdrm Suggests Senior Citizens Be Assessed Before Renewing Drivers License Pdrm Suggests Senior Citizens Be Assessed Before Renewing Drivers License
News1 day ago

PDRM Proposes ‘Ability To Drive’ Assessment For Senior Citizens Before They Can Renew Their License

PDRM has suggested that the government needs to set a new requirement for senior citizens before they can renew their...

Sri Lankan Shaman Dies Of Covid 19 Sri Lankan Shaman Dies Of Covid 19
News2 days ago

Sri Lanka’s Famous Shaman Who Allegedly Claims He Could Cure Covid-19 Dies Due To The Virus

A high-profile shaman from Sri Lanka who claimed he was able to stop the spread of the virus in his...

Az Gap Decreased To 6 Weeks Az Gap Decreased To 6 Weeks
News2 days ago

YB Khairy: Interval Between 1st & 2nd Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Shortened To 6 Weeks

The Minister of Health, YB Khairy Jamaluddin informed that the period between the first and second doses of the AstraZeneca...

Skid Skid
News2 days ago

Lorry Driver High On Drugs Falls Asleep On The Wheel & Loses Control Of Vehicle On NKVE

A lorry driver lost control of his vehicle after falling asleep on the wheel and skidded on the NKVE heading...

My Post 2021 09 24T142119.604 1 My Post 2021 09 24T142119.604 1
News2 days ago

M’sian Man In Somalia Sentenced To 15 Years In Jail For Assisting Terrorist Organisation

A 34-year-old Malaysian man named Ahmad Mustakim Abdul Hamid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Somali military...

Kjherd Kjherd
News2 days ago

KJ: Herd Immunity No Longer Achievable With 80% Vaccination Due To Delta Variant

The Ministry of Health (KKM) will not longer use the conventional formula of achieving herd immunity with at least 80%...

My Post 2021 09 24T114551.289 My Post 2021 09 24T114551.289
News2 days ago

56 Politicians Were Convicted Of Flouting SOPs Throughout The Lockdown Period

A couple of months ago, #KerajaanGagal was trending online for various reasons, one of which is the fact that many...

Ebit Lew Ft 2 Ebit Lew Ft 2
News2 days ago

PDRM On The Hunt For Those Who Leaked Alleged Lewd Messages & Videos Of Celebrity Preacher

The police have opened up an investigation paper after detecting the spread of several video clips and lewd messages allegedly...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY