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Pandanmino, self-sufficient in electricity due to wind power

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 5 2012   /  09:17 am

The Pandanmino hybrid power generating station (PLTH), which has contributed greatly to local economic development in Srandakan, Bantul, Yogyakarta, was conceived from a simple idea.

Built in 2010, the Pandanmino PLTH, which was designed to tap solar and wind energy, originally functioned to help local fishermen produce ice blocks, which are used to preserve their
catch.

“Their catch is sometimes abundant and some of the fish rot due to the lack of ice,” said Research and Technology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta, during a recent visit to the Pandanmino PLTH
in Bantul.

From the simple idea of tapping solar and wind energy, the Pandanmino PLTH was built with involvement from the Research and Technology Ministry and various other stakeholders, such as Yogyakarta’s Gadjah Mada University (UGM), National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN), the Maritime Af...