Indonesian state-owned companies LEN Industri and Pertamina have joined forces to build a 60MW solar cell production plant in Bandung, the capital of West Java province.
LEN Industri is one of the largest national electronic and telecommunications companies in Indonesia while Pertamina is a Jakarta-based oil and natural gas corporation.
LEN Industri President Abraham Mose told the Antara news agency that the groundbreaking for the plant's construction is expected to take place in December.
“This is a venture and an investment. [It will be done] so that we can have a renewable energy industry in Indonesia,” Abraham said.
He gave no further details about the plant, but confirmed it would have the capacity produce 60MW of capacity annually.
A presidential regulation issued in 2006 said solar energy should account for between 0.2 and 0.3 precent of the country’s national energy usage by 2025, or the equivalent of 1,000MWh.