Len Industri, Pertamina to build 60-MW solar cell plant in Indonesia
(SeeNes) - Oct 30, 2012 - Indonesia's state-owned firm PT Len Industri has unveiled plans to build a 60-MW solar cell factory in partnership with oil and gas firm PT Pertamina, Indonesian news agency Antara said Monday, citing company official.
Len Industri plans to break ground on the facility in December, the firm's president Abraham Mose told the news agency on Monday. The factory will be established in West Java and will use the photovoltaic (PV) technology.
Financial details on the project were not provided.
Indonesia's government targets to have 870 MW of installed solar power capacity by 2024 to meet the goals set by its 2006 Energy Policy, which envisages the share of renewable and clean energy in the country's energy mix to reach 17% by 2025. Geothermal energy is to account for 5% of the combined clean and renewable energy share, while biomass, hydropower, solar, wind and nuclear energy will have a combined 10% share, and liquefied coal will have a 2% share.