Indonesia to build 33,000 more solar
Jun 29, 2007 - AsiaPulse
The Indonesian government is planning
to build 33,000 more solar power generators for 33,000
households living in remote areas, an Energy and Mineral
Resources Ministry official said.
Demand for solar power generators is
currently rising, the ministry's director general
of electricity and energy utilization J Purwono said
on Thursday, refuting an allegation that the government's
solar power development program had failed.
is considered successful. A number of district heads
and governors have asked for more solar power generators,"
Solar power generators with a capacity of
50 watts each were considered suitable for use in
the country's remote villages, he said.
He said it
was very easy for villagers to use solar power generators
because their storage batteries only needed refilling
once a year.
Solar power generators have an economic
life of up to 20 years.
"So, as long as the sun still
shines, they can be used," he said.