A consortium led by Sunseap Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop 7GWp of PV projects at an Indonesian archipelago that will transmit energy to Singapore via a proposed subsea cable.
Coupled with multiple energy storage systems totalling more than 12GWhr, the development will be one of the largest cross-border interconnected clean energy projects in Southeast Asia, said Singapore-based solar developer and owner Sunseap.
The proposed solar and storage installations will be constructed in the Riau Islands and include a previously announced 2.2GWp floating solar plant that Sunseap is planning to build on the island of Batam.
Other signatories of the memorandum include Sumitomo Corporation, Samsung C&T Corporation, Oriens Asset Management as well as Durapower, a Singapore-based manufacturer of battery energy storage systems that will provide storage facilities for the project.
The consortium hopes to achieve economies of scale by connecting solar PV projects from various Indonesian islands.