Implementation of Solar PV Projects in Rural Areas of Indonesia
• Proper Preparation:
• Picking the right partner
– Experienced in solar PV ≠ a good partner
– One who are willing to work together
– Learn from each other’s experiences
Survey Survey Survey
Remote location does not preclude bad installation
It does mean nice beaches Yes that’s one of the sites our team was at
It does mean higher cost for logistics
It does mean an accurate survey and planning for the project is IMPORTANT
What facilities are available for materials delivery?
Who are your neighbors?
Seriously, do a proper survey
No, really. I mean it
Otherwise you’ll be renting a boat just to get inverters and batteries out of the power house
Or fighting a snake to the death
What are the road conditions like? Can you get to the site and have all of the solar panels intact?
What are the port’s capabilities? Is there one?
There is a road, you say?
There is a bridge, you say?
There it is, a floating bridge
Or is it this one?
Pick the right partner
• Experience doesn’t mean anything
• Pick someone you can learn from
• AND someone willing to learn from you
Nice inverters, is this local contractor your partner?
Hmm…is that how a Sunny Island is supposed to be mounted?
Is that… Yep it’s a piece of wood
The foundation of it all
Yes, the system is commissioned