Bogor, 18 October 2017—Indesso is joining the global efforts in carbon emission reduction by installing a 572 KW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system in its factory in Cileungsi, Bogor. A local stakeholders consultation is held today in Cileungsi to explain the project details and gathering inputs from the stakeholders. Last year, the Indonesian government has ratified the Paris Agreement and has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 29 percent by 2030. As a tropical country with plentiful sunshine, the implementation of solar PV is a good start to achieve that target. The project is supported by the Indonesian-Japan bilateral cooperation through the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM). Indesso has been working together with NextEnergy & Resources to develop the solar PV system and has signed the collaboration contract on 17 April 2017 with a target completion in the first quarter of 2018. The solar panel will be utilized as one of the factory’s power supplies, which will reduce about 469 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
“This project is not merely seen as a cost reduction strategy but also sets as an example to other industrial sectors that we have to look for more renewable energy alternatives for a better future. Indesso has been and will always be committed to implementing a sustainable business practice,” said Feri Agustian Soleh, the Head of External Relations of Indesso. He hoped that other industries will follow this footstep and support the global effort in reducing the carbon emissions.