Sunseap inks MoU for 3 GWp of solar, storage at Indonesian archipelago

Solar power plant. Source: Sunseap Group Pte Ltd

April 19 (Renewables Now) - Sunseap Group Pte Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Indonesia’s Riau Islands that will enable it to build over 3 GWp of solar parks with 6,500 MWh of battery storage capacity.

The Singapore-based solar developer and operator said on Tuesday it intends to install the capacity at the Indonesian archipelago in order to meet local power demand and supply electricity to Singapore. The plan is part of a wider initiative that envisages the deployment of 7 GWp of solar capacity on Riau Islands.

The MoU makes available 3,000 ha (7,400 acres) of land at the archipelago’s Combol and Citlim islands. The feasibility study has shown that a 1.4-MWp solar farm could be built at Combol and coupled with 3,000 MWh of battery storage systems, while Citlim could become home to a 1.7-GWp photovoltaic (PV) park with 3,500 MWh of storage.

Last October, Sunseap announced plans for the 7-GWp project on the islands as part of a consortium with Sumitomo Corporation, Samsung C&T Corporation, Oriens Asset Management and Durapower Group and others. Apart from several large-scale solar parks, the scheme also calls for the construction of a 2.2-GWp floating PV plant in Duriangkang, Batam, with over 6,300 MWh of battery storage.

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