Sunseap, partners to add 7 GWp of solar at Indonesian islands

Solar panels. Photo by: Sunseap Group (www.sunseap.com).

October 26 (Renewables Now) - A tie-up led by Singapore-based solar developer and operator Sunseap Group Pte Ltd is exploring options to deploy 7 GWp of solar power capacity in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago and supply some of it to Singapore.

The consortium includes members such as Sumitomo Corporation, Samsung C&T Corporation, Oriens Asset Management and Durapower Group. They have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that outlines a proposal to install several large-scale solar parks and energy storage capacity across Riau Islands, including a 2.2-GWp floating photovoltaic (PV) plant in Duriangkang, Batam.

Among the specific locations being considered suitable for the development are Citlim and Combol.

The produced electricity is planned to be fed to Singapore via a subsea power link. As announced on Monday, Singapore plans to launch two requests for proposals (RfPs) for imports of a total of up to 4 GW of low-carbon electricity by 2035, including up to 1.2 GW by 2027.

Sunseap noted that its consortium will seek to cover 20%-25% of the country’s low-carbon power imports.

“By linking various solar islands to eventually create a 7GWp system, we are able to further optimize the subsea cable, leading to reduced cost of transmission and hence bring more affordable low-carbon clean energy to everyone in Singapore and Indonesia,” said Frank Phuan, Sunseap’s CEO.

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