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

Jakarta, 20 June 2019 – 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 Teknologi1 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 Review3 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 MW4. But, the installed capacity as of 2018 is only 90 MWp5. 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. (*R/AE)

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