Jakarta, 25 November 2019 – Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) will provide solar-powered rooftops to APT Pranoto Airport, located in Samarinda, capital of East Kalimantan province. APT Pranoto will be the first Indonesian airport to be solarized, leading the way towards sustainability.
The 600 kilowatts-peak (kWp) system will have the capacity to generate 755 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity a year, covering around 20% of the airport’s power needs, and enough to power 54 Indonesian 4-bedroom houses. Around 1,800 solar panels will allow an annual reduction of 821 tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to planting 12,315 trees per year.
APT Pranoto Airport is to become one of major airports in Indonesia, following the Government’s decision to move the capital city from Jakarta to Kutai, East Kalimantan, in 2024.