Solar for Sumba
Sumba 100% renewable
The Dutch development organisation HIVOS and its local indonesian partners launched an ambitious project to make the medium-sized Indonesian Island Sumba 100% renewable.
Sumba is one of the poorest part of Indonesia with a household income 25% of the national average. In 2010 the island had an electrification ratio of only 24.5%, a consequence of a dispersed population and the high cost of grid extension. The lack of electricity limits education and health services, as well as productive activities such as irrigation and post-harvest processing.
On Sumba, there are 550 schools without electricity, most of teaching and learning equipment and electronic devices given by the government cannot be utilized due to the lack of power.
Click here for more information about project, on HIVOS’s website.
Project with EKOenergy
EKOenergy donates 28,000 euro to finance solar installations on an elementary school and on a junior high school in Kanata village. Kanata is located in the Southeastern part of Waingapu at about 2 hours driving from Waingapu city.
The installations were placed in April 2016.