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Untapped solar potential in Indonesia faces obstacles to growth

The Online Citizen:

Indonesia continues to push for the use of eco-friendly energy in a bid to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel, and one of the options to slash carbon emissions is utilising solar panels.

Indonesia’s state coal miner PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) is planning to set up a 100-megawatt capacity solar panel in the former coal mining area the company once ran in Ombilin, Sawahlunto, West Sumatera.

PTBA will later supply its solar-based electricity from its upcoming solar panel to state-electricity company PT PLN, said PTBA Chief Director Arviyan Arifin at the end of last month.

Elrika Hamdi, a researcher at the Institute for Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), similarly told Kontan last year that the development of network-connected solar panel is delayed by obstacles.

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More: Solar panel development in Indonesia still faces several challenges. Here is why.

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