The transition towards a low-carbon future can be realized through the acceleration of clean energy usage in various sectors. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) of the Republic of Indonesia notes that out of the 587 GW capacity of new renewable energy (EBT) power plants, more than 60% comes from solar energy, which will play a crucial role in the national electricity supply. As of the beginning of the second quarter in 2022, PLN (State Electricity Company) records more than 5,000 consumers utilizing Solar Power Generation Systems (PLTS).
As one of the alternative future energy sources, research to develop solar energy technology continues to be conducted to provide lower costs, making it more affordable for the general public. Considering the increasing potential and absorption of solar energy, SUN Energy consistently strives to offer innovations to its customers. Since its establishment in 2016, SUN Energy's portfolio has spread across more than 25 cities in Indonesia, securing projects totaling 280 MWp in three countries.
Committed to providing technology-based integrated services, on Thursday (14/07), SUN Energy launched the SUN Energy Tech Space, an integrated Internet of Things (IoT)-based solar energy system performance monitoring room. "In this room, SUN Energy experts can monitor and control the performance of our PLTS systems scattered throughout Indonesia and Thailand. The installed device system can identify, inform, and diagnose problems, enabling real-time monitoring of solar energy system operations and maintenance activities at customer locations 24/7," explained Philip Lee, CEO of SUN Energy. Supported by Huawei, the features of the devices in the SUN Energy Tech Space emphasize proactive safety aspects, providing a technological development experience with connectivity (IoT), cloud services, and artificial intelligence (AI) so that solar power generation systems can be monitored anytime, anywhere.
"We are very optimistic that in the future, solar energy systems will be the energy of choice for users ranging from households, social, commercial, to industrial sectors. Through technological advancements, solar energy systems will feel very close to their users. We are open to the general public interested in learning about PLTS systems to visit the SUN Energy Tech Space and discuss how SUN Energy can help realize a low-carbon future through the utilization of PLTS," concluded Dion Jefferson, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of SUN Energy. The presence of SUN Energy Tech Space is expected to provide added value for customers to easily implement sustainable principles for higher efficiency. With a vision to make solar power systems a part of the future energy landscape, SUN Energy will continue to innovate and provide world-class service and products.