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Peresmian PLTP 10

Energy use is inseparable from human daily needs, such as electricity. Nowadays most electricity needs are still supported by the use of fossil fuels that can be used up someday. This is the reason for the Jokowi-JK Government to encourage the use of renewable energy, one of which is the use of geothermal energy. The German Earth Sciences Research Center Geo Forschungs Zentrum (GFZ) handed over the Lahendong Geothermal Power Plant (PLTP) with a capacity of 500 kW to the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT).

"We, on behalf of the government, appreciate the highest level of cooperation with Germany in order to continue," said Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir in between handover assets of 500 kW PLTP Binary Power Plant in Lahendong Geothermal Field, Tomohon City on Monday (January 21).

Read More: Lahendong Geothermal Power Plant, Clean Energy Pilot Project for Indonesia

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Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, through the National Laboratory for Energy Conversion Technolgy (B2TKE) - BPPT officially opens technical services for testing the quality of Photovoltaic (PV) modules or solar panels, with reference to the SNI IEC 61215: 2016 standard.

The Head of B2TKE-BPPT, MM Sarinanto, said that this PV Module Quality Test Laboratory was the first in Indonesia. He added this inauguration, becoming a marker of the operation of facilities intended for all relevant stakeholders.

“To ensure the quality of solar power plant installed in Indonesia, it is necessary to test the components of the solar power system, mainly solar or PV modules. Testing of PV modules is already a standard obligation in the international market,” he said during the PV Solar Module Quality Test In B2TKE-BPPT Building, PUSPIPTEK Region, Tangsel, Wednesday, (Jan 09, 2019).

He revealed that the potential utilization of photovoltaics or solar power plant as a renewable energy source is quite significant. As stipulated in the National Energy Policy, targeting an increase in the Renewable Energy mix from 5% in 2015 to 23% by 2025. From the Renewable Energy target 23% of the national energy mix, the projections of Solar Power Plants are 5000 MWp in 2019 and 6400 MWp in 2025. 

Read More: Officially Launched, First PV Module Test Lab in Indonesia Ready to Operate

Perbandingan Hasil KonvoiIn line with the national electric car acceleration program, BPPT prepared two Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS), namely fast charging station 50 kW at BPPT Jakarta and smart charging station 20 kW at B2TKE-BPPT Kawasan PUSPIPTEK Serpong, Tangerang Selatan.

Followed by various types of electric vehicles, the EVCS facility which was inaugurated on Wednesday (December 5) at BPPT Thamrin Jakarta proved to be able to charge electricity for the majority of vehicles present.

Head of the National Laboratory for Energy Conversion Technolgy (B2TKE) MM Sarinanto said, “The presence of BPPT's fast charging station facility is expected to provide a solution to the duration of charging electric vehicles”.

At present, the duration or length of time needed to charge a battery is one of the obstacles faced by electric cars. To fully charge an electric car battery takes 4-5 hours. This is very different compared to petrol cars which only take a few minutes to be fully charged.

However, BPPT fast charging stations have been able to charge electric car batteries in less than one hour.

Read More: Jakarta-Serpong Electric Vehicle Convoy, Here is the Resume