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This week in the Serata Reservoir on the western island of Java The largest floating solar power plant in Southeast Asia opened. The “Serrata Floating Solar Power Plant” extends. 2.5 square kilometers On the surface of the water. More than 340,000 solar modules reach peak production 192 megawattsReuters reports. For comparison: The hydropower station located at the foot of the Serata Dam has a capacity of 1008 MW.
13 islands for 50 thousand families
The power plant’s solar modules are distributed across 13 floating “islands”, which are located together Cover 4 percent of the tank. According to Interesting Engineering, it will generate enough electricity to power 50,000 homes. 1.7 trillion rupees – transferred 101 million euros – The cost of the project, which was promoted by Indonesian state energy company Perusahan Listric Negara and Masdar (United Arab Emirates).
By its dimensions, the Serata floating solar power plant is the third largest solar power plant in the world (the two leaders are in China), but it has the potential to become the largest. Up to 20% of the tank’s surface can be covered with photovoltaic modules, and a power plant can Peak 500 mW Get an extension.
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There is a need to catch up with renewable energy sources
Indonesia has a lot to do when it comes to renewable energy. Currently, only renewable energy sources are made 12.3 percent The country’s energy mix. It should actually be up by 2025 23 percent hiking. This target will likely be missed.
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