Regulatory changes pave the C&I way
A growing number of companies in Indonesia, particularly multinationals that implement green policies or are listed as RE100 participants, are poised to adopt rooftop PV. Regulatory changes and signals from the country’s previous government, which supported coal, are paving the way for significant growth.
Extract from the Magazine PV Magazine
[...] Beyond the pure financial payoffs, some companies with Indonesian operations have taken steps toward solar [...]
In November 2019, Decathlon Indonesia completed a 214 kW rooftop solar project in cooperation with LYS Energy, an independent power producer based in Singapore, and local Indonesian partner Alfa Service Solusi.
[...] LYS Energy shared their experience on developing projects in Indonesia.
For LYS, the challenge while working on its Indonesian project was to convince the market and businesses of the benefits of PV. “Consumers in Indonesia are always accustomed to a fixed electricity retailer; hence they are unconscious about alternative and renewable energy that is available to their operations,” said Wilson Zhang, the CTO of LYS Energy. He added that awareness about the solar resource in Indonesia and reliability has also affected perceptions of PV asset performance. Zhang noted that the regulatory landscape in Indonesia is becoming more supportive of solar. However, due to annual iterations of regulations, the dissemination of information to stakeholders takes time, and the administrative process can be confusing. [...]
To overcome the challenge of convincing customers to invest more in solar, LYS spent time with them to educate them on the topic and to clarify any misconceptions during the feasibility stage of the project. “The Decathlon team had very clear goals to utilize renewable energy as part of their energy mix, and we were able to transfer the understanding to the team and illustrate regarding our existing plants on how the solar PV system works. LYS was able to demonstrate an outstanding track record of our system’s performance and convince them that their concerns will be addressed,” explained Zhang. Convincing customers in Indonesia could be another challenge [...]
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Credit to: PV-Magazine, article written by Sorta Caroline
Date: Monday 06 October 2020