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SOEs vow to install solar panels to help boost renewable energy production

  • Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, July 25, 2019   /  07:28 pm
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Clean and sustainable: A man inspects solar panels that power a naval base in Riau Islands. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) have promised to install solar panels at their offices and facilities as part of the government’s effort to generate renewable energy. The SOEs’ solar power generation will contribute to the national energy output, 23 percent of which is expected to come from renewable resources by 2025. The SOE Ministry's undersecretary for mining, strategic industries and media affairs Fajar Harry Sampurno confirmed on Wednesday that 30 SOEs had expressed a commitment to use solar energy.  “It’s still a commitment [from the SOEs]. We will identify the potential of each of the SOEs’ assets, to see whether [solar panels can be placed] on their buildings or other properties,” he said during a focus group discussion on solar power generation by SOEs.  Fajar said the equipment to produce solar energy could include r...