Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) announced it has completed the largest solar rooftop in Central Java at the Danone-AQUA factory in Klaten, Indonesia.
The 2,919 kWp solar rooftop installed by Total Solar DG produces 4 GWh of electricity and avoids 3,340 tons of carbon emissions per year, which contributes to supporting the target of the Government of Central Java to become the first solar energy province in Indonesia
Total Solar DG previously completed a rooftop solar system at Danone-AQUA’s factory in Banyuwangi, East Java, with a capacity of 378 kWp, which can generate 566 MWh of solar power and avoid 470 tons of carbon dioxide emission per year.
Danone-AQUA has also partnered with Total Solar DG to install another rooftop solar project at its factory site in Mekarsari which is currently under construction and expected to be completed in 2021.
Danone-AQUA reported that it is committed to installing rooftop solar panels at its 17 factories across Indonesia by 2023. The total system capacity will exceed 15,000 kWp, and produce 21 GWh electricity per year, avoiding carbon emissions by up to 16,633 tons of CO2/year through the use of rooftop solar panels.
Gavin Adda, CEO of Total Solar Distributed Generation Southeast Asia said:
“Being part of a global leader in the energy sector, we are committed to providing cost-effective, clean energy solutions for governments, businesses, and stakeholders globally. We are proud to be supporting Central Java and Indonesia in their clean energy agenda, and to be trusted by Danone to support their carbon neutrality goals, implementing in our solutions the highest standards in tech and safety that will last decades.”
Corine Tap, President Director PT Tirta Investama (Danone-AQUA) said:
“Being an active partner of the government in implementing clean and renewable energy is one of our priorities and it is also in line with Danone’s global vision, One Planet One Health. To make this happen, we are committed to using up to 100% new and renewable energy by 2030 at Danone operations around the world. The installation of the largest rooftop solar panel in Central Java in the Klaten factory is a testament to the various efforts we have made and also our commitment to become one of the catalysts for the industry in supporting Central Java Province to become the first solar energy province in Indonesia.”