By installing a rooftop solar panel system, businesses in the commercial and industrial sectors pledge their supports for Gerakan Nasional Sejuta Surya Atap
SUARAKU1.COM, -Jakarta, 16 September 2020 – 14 businesses joined forces advocating Gerakan Nasional Sejuta Surya Atap (GNSSA) in 2019. This year, PT Xurya Daya Indonesia (Xurya), an Indonesian renewable energy startup pioneering the zero-down payment method, has facilitated more businesses to go solar. These companies have recently adopted the rooftop solar system with Xurya, namely PT Softex Indonesia, PT Evi Asia Tenggara (CoHive coworking space), Griya Idola Industrial Park (Barito Pacific Group), Grand Splash Waterpark, Global Sevilla School, PT IndahTex Utama and PT Hakiki Donarta.
In the third year of GNSSA, Xurya has introduced an after-sales service for rooftop solar panel system maintenance. This service showcases Xurya’s commitment to ensure that the rooftop solar panel system installed in its customer’s facility runs safely and efficiently. Carried out by Xurya regularly, this after-sales service ranges from visual & mechanical balance of system (BOS) inspections, module & array visual inspections to PV module cleaning.
Eka Himawan, Managing Director Xurya, stated, “Last year, 14 businesses joined forced supporting GNSSA. This year the capacity of the rooftop solar panel installed by Xurya recorded an increase of up to 9x. To once again showcase our support to GNSSA, we provide free after-sales service to our customers.
We do this to ensure that the installed rooftop solar panel system is always clean and undamaged to guarantee safer and more efficient performance.”
PT Softex Indonesia (Softex Indonesia), the leading diapers and sanitary products manufacturer in Indonesia, is also a GNSSA supporter.
Facilitated by Xurya, PT Softex Indonesia is currently completing its 630 kWp rooftop solar panel system installation at its factory in Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur. The use of a rooftop solar power system reflects Softex Indonesia’s responsibility in operating a sustainable business.
“We have been implementing energy dan material efficiency program since 2017. With Xurya, we are completing a 630 kWp PLTS Roof construction project at our factory in Sidoarjo.
This program is intended not only to reduce energy consumption but also to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and operational costs.
It is expected that by installing this rooftop solar panel system, we will save approximately 887,922 kWh each year and reduce CO2 production by 829,319 kg in a year,” said Honey Liwe, Sustainability Project Leader PT Softex Indonesia.
Declared by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Republic Indonesia and solar panel advocates in September 2017, GNSSA is a movement to accelerate the construction of rooftop solar power systems. Its objective is to meet the renewable energy development target set by the National Energy Policy (KEN) of 23% of the total primary energy mix by 2025.
Solar-powered energy is expected to contribute 14% or 6.4 GW of the total 45 GW capacity of power plants.
Andhika Prastawa, Chairman of Asosiasi Energi Surya Indonesia (AESI), stated, “AESI has seen growth in rooftop solar panel utilization, but more can still be done. At the beginning of GNSSA in 2017, the rooftop solar panel capacity listed in PLN was only about 600 kW. This year, the capacity has increased to 7500 kW. More intensive collaborations from various parties, including the government, PT. PLN Persero, investors, business players and individuals, to meet the renewable energy development target set by the National Energy Policy of 23% of the total primary energy mix by 2025.”
The potential of solar energy in Indonesia can still be maximized. Solar energy has the greatest potential that other forms of new and renewable energy – of more than 207.8 GWp. But, the installed capacity in 2018 was still 90 MWp. Apart from initiatives such as GNSSA, the government maximizes solar energy’s potential by encouraging investment in the renewable energy sector.
Harris Yahya, Director Various Energy and Renewable Energy Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, stated, ” The Government has outlined several key strategies to boost investment in the renewable energy sector, including within the solar energy front. We have been doing so far is creating the market, strengthening the governance, procuring massive scale renewable energy plants and providing incentives & ease of doing business. The government is also revising some regulations to allow higher solar electricity penetration – hoping it can be accessible to 70 million national electricity customers. We hope that more and more businesses will follow Softex Indonesia’s steps to adopt the rooftop solar panel system because this is a responsible move for the business and environment.”
In response, Eka added, “As one of the stakeholders in the renewable energy sector, we are greatly assisted by the government’s effort to make this sector more attractive. The achievement of the energy mix target
is not solely the government’s responsibility, but also our responsibility. We will continue to encourage more businesses to go solar for a cleaner Indonesia in the future.” (*)
About Xurya Daya Indonesia
PT Xurya Daya Indonesia (Xurya) is an Indonesian renewable energy startup pioneering the zero-down payment method of switching to solar, for a brighter and cleaner future of Indonesia.
Xurya provides an end-to-end solution from investment feasibility studies, construction management, access to green-financing to maintenance services to make it easier for business and industry players to adopt cleaner energy.
About Softex Indonesia
Softex Indonesia produced the first sanitary napkins in Indonesia in 1976. Based on the vision to improve each generation’s quality of life, we have developed various personal care products in 5 categories: Baby Care, Feminine Care, Adult Care, Pregnant Care and General Care under Our famous brands: Sweety, Softex, Confidence, Happy Nappy and Softies.
Softex Indonesia has two high-tech production facilities in Karawang and Sidoarjo and has achieved ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System (QMS) and halal certification from the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).
Softex Indonesia applies the principles of Good Corporate Governance (GCG) and is committed to sustainability efforts aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
About GNSSA (Gerakan Nasional Sejuta Surya Atap)
Declared by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Republic Indonesia and solar panel advocates in September 2017, GNSSA is a movement to accelerate the construction of rooftop solar power systems. Its objective is to meet the renewable energy development target set by the National Energy Policy (KEN) of 23% of the total primary energy mix by 2025. It encourages and accelerates the construction of rooftop solar power systems in housing, public facilities, commercial and government office buildings, and industrial complexes.
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Aditya Bayu Nugroho
Sr. PR & Marketing Xurya Daya Indonesia