Pertamina Power Indonesia, as Power & New Renewable Energy (Pertamina NRE) Subholding, agreed to sign a cooperation agreement with Hyet Solar Netherlands BV (Hyet Solar) to develop photovoltaic (PV) foil manufacturing.
The MoU signing ceremony was witnessed by the Indonesian Embassy to the Netherlands and attended by the Dutch Ambassador to Indonesia Mayerfas. The signing was carried out virtually by Dannif Danusaputro as Chief Executive Officer of Pertamina NRE and Rombout Swanborn as Chief Executive Officer of Hyet Solar.
In this collaboration, Hyet Solar uses a PV foil technology called Solar Powerfoil, a thin film made of amorphous and microcrystalline silicon solar cell layers, with a shape like foil of 0.5 mm thick that can be rolled up. The advantage of PV foil technology is efficiency in terms of installation because it can be installed on a variety of surfaces.
As an initial phase of this collaboration, Hyet Solar will run a pilot project for developing a small-scale Solar Powerfoil. If the pilot project meets the investment parameters, both parties will proceed with a feasibility study.
Pertamina NRE is aggressively carrying out Solar Power Generation (PLTS) projects, which currently focus on the internal Pertamina and the potential of reaching 500 MW, including PLTS at Pertamina’s petrol stations spread across Indonesia. Pertamina NRE collaborates with various strategic partners, both technical and investment collaborations, to accelerate the energy transition.