Indonesia’s Leading Companies Have Joined Forces to Support Gerakan Nasional Sejuta Surya Atap

Supporting Gerakan Nasional Sejuta Surya Atap (GNSSA), Bika Living, PT Bukit Jaya Semesta, Ciputra World 2 Jakarta, Dermaster, Grand Hyatt, PT Himawan Putra, Indonesia Utama Mineral, PT Mandala Multinvest Capital, PT Mega Manunggal Property Tbk, PT Monde Mahkota Biskuit, PT Mulia Bosco Sejahtera, Plaza Indonesia Realty Tbk, Tokopedia and Wisma 77 have installed rooftop solar panel system. The solar panel system installation is facilitated by Xurya – a local solar panel developer and provider startup based in Indonesia. These companies encourage other business players to adopt a rooftop solar panel system.

“It is predicted that in the next 30 years, Indonesia may face a severe energy crisis. Energi Outlook Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi[1] highlights the fact that Indonesia has been a net importer of oil since 2004. There is a likelihood for Indonesia to become a net importer of natural gas in 2028, a net importer of energy in 2032 and a net importer of coal in 2038. This threat may become a reality if fossil energy reserves continue to be exploited and no alternative energy exploration is developed as a replacement,” said Andhika Prastawa, The Chairman of Asosiasi Energi Surya Indonesia (AESI) & GNSSA Declarator.

The use of rooftop solar panel system by commercial and industrial sectors has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. According to Data Inventory Emisi GRK Sektor Energi released by the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, these sectors produced up to 36%[2] of CO2 emissions in 2016.

A form of energy exploration to prevent energy crisis and reduce CO2 emissions is to accelerate the utilization of rooftop solar panel system in residential areas, public amenities, office and government buildings, commercial buildings and industrial complexes. MIT Technology Review[3] discovers that the sun delivers more energy to Earth in one hour than humanity consumes over a year. This condition is particularly beneficial for countries located on the equator, such as Indonesia.

Xurya is a local startup energy company specializing in solar energy utilization. Established in 2018, Xurya focuses on providing, operating and maintaining rooftop solar energy installation in Indonesia. To encourage the use of solar energy potential, especially within the industrial and commercial sectors, Xurya introduced Xurya Lease – “Saving While Trying”.

“Solar energy has the greatest potential compared to other forms of New and Renewable Energy – of more than 200,000 MW[4]. But, the installed capacity as of 2018 is only 90 MWp[5]. It will end in smoke if we do not optimally utilize the potential of this energy. To do so, we would like to introduce Xurya Lease – a scheme in which prospective users of the rooftop solar energy system are given the option to be exempted from the obligation to pay for the upfront cost,” explained Eka Himawan, Founder of Xurya.

Eka Himawan continued, “We would like to invite everyone in the industrial and commercial sectors to adopt the rooftop solar power system. If the rooftop solar system is appropriately calculated, installed and operated, this system may help business and industries to save up to 30% of its electricity. Users can experience the system’s efficiency within the first month. Through Xurya Lease scheme, we aim to assist the Indonesian government in installing a million rooftop solar panels.”

According to Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) in the 2016[6] Economic Census, Indonesia is currently comprised of 26.7 million businesses or companies engaged in the non-agricultural sector – including Micro and Small-Scale Enterprises and Medium-Sized Enterprises. These companies have an essential role in boosting the mix of New and Renewable Energy. If this sector manages to install a 5 MWp rooftop solar panel system, it has a better chance in reducing CO2 emissions – up to an equivalent of 5,000 tons of CO2 in a year.

Tokopedia has taken a concrete step to reduce CO2 emission by installing a rooftop solar panel system at its office located in Ciputra World 2 Jakarta building.

VP of Corporate Communications Tokopedia, Nuraini Razak stated, “As an Indonesian technology company, we continuously support alternative technological developments with local innovators, one of which is Xurya, a renewable energy startup company from Indonesia, through the Gerakan Nasional Sejuta Surya Atap (GNSSA). By supporting this initiative, we hope to contribute great value in pushing forward the development and implementation of renewable energy source in Indonesia, while simultaneously supporting government efforts.”

“As a property developer that implements green building concept, Ciputra World 2 Jakarta supports the operation of a solar panel system that delivers proven records in helping energy conservation. The installation of the solar panel plant for Tokopedia – Ciputra World 2 Jakarta went well – without any interruption during the operational phase. The rooftop solar power module installed in the premise is 13.4 kWp – equivalent to the amount of electricity needed by 342 houses in Indonesia,” said Sugwantono Tanto, Director, PT Ciputra Property Tbk.

About Gerakan Nasional Sejuta Surya Atap (GNSSA)

This initiative targets an increase in the Renewable Energy mix, from 5% in 2015 to 23% by 2025, by encouraging and accelerating the construction of rooftop solar power systems in housing, public facilities, commercial and government office buildings, and industrial complexes. In 2017, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources recorded that the level of New and Renewable Energy for the entire national energy mix was at 11-12%.

GNSSA was declared on 13 September 2017 by the Directorate General of EBTKE of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Directorate General of ILMATE, Ministry of Industry, Masyarakat Energi Terbarukan and the founder of GNSSA, namely Asosiasi Energi Surya Indonesia (AESI) and non-government institution IESR (Institute of Essential Service Reform).

“The averaged potential of solar energy in Indonesia is 1,350 kWh/kW system/year, while Europe is only 900 kWh/kW system/year[7]. Despite our competitive edge on renewables reserves, we lag behind our neighboring countries in reaping the potential benefits. I hope more business players in Indonesia will adopt the rooftop solar energy system for a better Indonesia,” closed Andhika Prastawa.

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About Xurya

Xurya is a local startup focusing on implementing rooftop solar panel system in Indonesia. Our vision is a sustainable future without sacrificing the environment and the need for electricity. We believe that the rooftop solar panel system is the best choice for the equatorial region, and we strive to facilitate Indonesian entrepreneurs in adopting this renewable energy.

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