Indonesia: Total Solar Distributed Generation to Solarize the New Airport of the Future Capital City

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 28, 2019 /PVTIME/ -- Total
Solar Distributed Generation (DG) will provide solar-powered rooftops to APT
Pranoto Airport, located in Samarinda, capital of East Kalimantan province. APT
Pranoto will be the first Indonesian airport to be solarized, leading the way
towards sustainability.

The 600 kilowatts-peak (kWp) system will have the capacity to generate 755
megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity a year
, covering around 20%
of the airport's power needs,
and enough to power 54 Indonesian
4-bedroom houses
. Around 1,800 solar panels will allow an annual
reduction of 821 tons of CO2 emissions,
equivalent to planting 12,315
trees per year.

APT Pranoto Airport is to become one of the major airports in Indonesia,
following the Government's decision to move the capital city from Jakarta to
, East Kalimantan, in 2024.

"Total Solar DG is proud to be able to support the government in
their sustainability commitments and especially on this prestigious project to
relocate the capital city. This project will drive down costs and carbon
footprint in a safe and sustainable way,"
 said Gavin Adda, CEO of Total Solar DG SEA. "This
project is a new milestone in our commitment to developing renewable energies
and we are looking forward to keep providing clean energy for Indonesian

On Monday, 25 November 2019 in Jakarta, both Total Solar DG and APT
Pranoto Airport have come to an agreement and signed the contract. During the
signing ceremony, Dodi Cahyadi, Head of APT Pranoto Airport, expressed, "Following
the direction from the government of Indonesia to start running green
initiatives and sustainable acts, APT Pranoto Airport has decided to respond to
this guidance. We are very proud to be able to lead the way towards this
program and sincerely hope this project will add a positive contribution to the
country and it may serve as exemplar for other airports."

APT Pranoto Airport will be one of the major infrastructures serving the
new capital city, with distinctive emphasis on providing service. The
installation of the solar panels is estimated to take place for a 6-month

SOURCE: Total Solar Distributed