21/10/2020 Press release
BIGGEST SOLAR ROOFTOP IN CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA: TOTAL SOLAR DG SUPPORTS DANONE’S SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENTS IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT’S PLAN
- Solar rooftop by Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) installed on Danone’s factory in Klaten, Indonesia is currently the biggest in Central Java with the capacity of around 3,000 kWp.
- As the first Solar Province in Indonesia, the Government of Central Java has committed to a target of 21.32% renewable energy utilisation by 2025. Through various funding from the government, private sector and communities, there are currently around 130 units of rooftop solar systems installed in Central Java with a combined capacity of around 5,200 kWp.
Solar panels installed on rooftops of Danone’s Klaten factory, system developed, built and operated by Total Solar DG.
Singapura, 21 Oktober 2020 – Total Solar DG has completed the biggest solar rooftop in Central Java, Indonesia, for the Danone-AQUA factory in Klaten. The project was inaugurated in October 2020 in the presence of the Government of Central Java, the Energy and Mineral Resources Central Java Office, and the Institute for Essential Services Reform. Developed, built and operated by Total Solar DG, the rooftop solar system consists of around 8,340 solar panels, covering an area of 16,500 sqm. With a capacity of around 3,000 kilowatt peak (kWp), it can produce 4 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable electricity per year, allowing to avoid 3,340 tons of carbon emissions per year.
This project supports the clean energy development plans of the Central Java Government. Central Java is recognised as the first Solar Province in Indonesia, having committed to the central government’s renewable energy plan in September 2019.
Gavin Adda, CEO of Total Solar Distributed Generation Southeast Asia said, “Being part of a global leader in the energy sector, we are committed to providing cost-effective, clean energy solutions for governments, businesses, and stakeholders globally. We are proud to be supporting Central Java and Indonesia in their clean energy agenda, and to be trusted by Danone to support their carbon neutrality goals, implementing in our solutions the highest standards in tech and safety that will last decades.”
“Being an active partner of the government in implementing clean and renewable energy is one of our priorities and it is also in line with Danone’s global vision, One Planet One Health. To make this happen, we are committed to using up to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 at Danone operations around the world,” said Corine Tap, President Director of Danone Indonesia. “With the technology developed by Total Solar DG, our company now has a reliable solution to generate renewable electricity to power our factories in Java while also reducing our environmental footprint.”
In Indonesia, Danone has pioneered the use of solar power for its industrial sites across Java, including several sites in partnership with Total Solar DG:
- Danone-AQUA factory in Klaten, Central Java: Solar rooftops with a 3,000 kWp system producing 4 GWh of renewable electricity per year, allowing to avoid 3,340 tons of carbon emissions annually.
- Danone-AQUA factory in Banyuwangi, East Java: Solar rooftops with a 378 kWp system producing 566 MWh of renewable electricity per year, allowing to avoid 475 tons of carbon emissions annually.
- Danone-AQUA factory in Mekarsari, West Java (to be completed in 2021): Solar rooftops with a target renewable electricity production of 2.3 GWh per year, which will allow to avoid 1,670 tons of carbon emissions annually.
Danone has plans to have rooftop solar systems installed at its 17 factories across Indonesia by 2023 – for a total system capacity of over 15,000 kWp, producing 21 GWh of renewable electricity per year and avoiding up to 16,633 tons of carbon emissions per year.