Indonesian citizens are looking to a cleaner source of energy for their energy, with solar energy becoming increasingly popular.
A new report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows that the country has the largest installed solar power capacity of all countries, with an estimated 1.6 gigawatts of solar power installed in 2017.
The study also showed that Indonesia has a solar power industry that has grown from 1.8 gigawatts in 2016 to 4.2 gigawatts last year.
“The number of people who are using solar power is growing rapidly, and the demand is there to provide this clean energy,” SEIA President and CEO Chris Jones told Business Insider.
“The world needs to take the opportunity to provide clean energy to everyone, especially at the beginning of the year.”
Indonesia was one of the world’s biggest solar energy producers in 2016, but it is also one of its poorest.
The country’s electricity grid was built using expensive imported energy and has been plagued by delays and power outages for years.
It has been accused of having a high rate of carbon emissions.
The nation’s energy security has also been challenged by the country’s booming solar industry, which has increased solar power’s share of the electricity supply.
The new report estimates that Indonesia’s solar power will be enough to power more than 6 million homes by 2030.
Solar power is not only used to generate electricity, but also to power homes and businesses.
The SEIA’s report shows that more than a third of the countrys electricity is generated by solar panels.
The country’s new energy policy aims to reduce its reliance on imported energy, and has also put an emphasis on renewable energy.
A recent initiative called the Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency Promotion Plan aims to make Indonesia one of Indonesias leading solar power producers, according to the report.
Indonesian solar power can be sourced in the form of panels, solar cells, solar panels, or solar cells and inverters.
The cost of solar panels is not much higher than the cost of electricity, and inverter installations can be a great option for households.
It is important to note that solar power comes with a few disadvantages: it is expensive to install, and is not reliable.
Indias clean energy boomThe number one issue that needs to be addressed in Indonesia is the shortage of affordable solar power, which is now estimated at 1.4 gigawatts.
The problem has been exacerbated by the increasing use of imported solar energy for electricity generation, Jones said.
SEIA says that in 2018, the number of households that could get solar power was only 1.2 percent.
That number has been growing steadily for the last two years, he said.
“It’s an extremely expensive way to get energy,” Jones said of solar.
“We estimate that by 2020, we’ll be able to get 1.5 gigawatts out of the grid.
But the government needs to do more to make solar energy affordable.”
Jones says Indonesia needs to address the supply side of the issue.
He points to a recent announcement by the government that it would require more than 50 percent of households to get solar energy by 2020.
This has led to a surge in solar installation in the country.
Jones said this is a good move because it will provide an incentive to households to install solar panels in the first place.
“I think the government is making the right move, but they need to do a better job at getting the energy in the right place,” Jones added.
Solar energy in 2017According to the SEIA, Indonesia’s electricity demand was 5 percent higher in 2017 than the previous year.
This is due to the increase in the number and quality of solar PV panels installed.
Solar panel prices have been steadily rising since the start of the decade.
The latest price in 2020 was 3.45 percent higher than in 2017, while prices for solar cells fell to 1.1 percent lower than in 2016.
Jones says the government should be doing more to support solar energy companies and encourage their expansion.
Solar is a growing sector in Indonesia, and Jones said it has already been a major contributor to the economy.
“In Indonesia, solar energy has contributed to more than $2.2 billion in direct and indirect economic growth in the past three years,” Jones told BI.
The biggest growth has come from new solar installations, with the number soaring from 1,895 megawatts in 2015 to 1,746 megawatts last week.
Jones noted that solar panel prices in Indonesia are still low compared to the cost to install the panels, and that consumers are buying the panels because they are cheaper than other sources of electricity.
Indies green jobsThe latest SEIA report shows Indonesia’s renewable energy industry has increased in the last four years, with 7.7 gigawatts installed in 2016 alone.
Jones estimated that over the next decade, Indonesia will be able “to generate a similar amount of solar electricity” as it does now.
He said that solar energy