Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and parts of Borneo and New Guinea.
Indonesia currently has 33 gigawatts (GW) of operating coal-fired power generation, and is still planning to add another 31 GW. This is the fourth largest coal pipeline in the world (after China, India and Turkey) and 6% of the global share. A significant shift from coal expansion to renewable energy generation is needed – and Indonesia has great potential for wind, solar and geothermal energy, all clean alternatives to fossil fuels.
This project is situated in Pringgabaya, on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. The project provides renewable solar energy to a grid which is currently dominated by fossil fuels, helping to displace those polluting energy sources with cleaner power.
The project has a total installed capacity of 42 MW, across four solar installations: three of 7 MW and one large one of 21 MW. By providing this electricity to the grid and displacing energy produced through fossil fuels, this solar installation generates emissions reductions estimated at just 34,000 tonnes CO2e per year.
The project includes 18 community development activities, as well as providing 69 local jobs.
This project is verified by the Gold Standard. You can view it on the Gold Standard registry here.