In 2016, PROINSO won a Solar+ Power Award for Rural Electrification. The PV project in Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia was delivered in partnership with PT Suria Energi Indotama, PROINSO’s local EPC partner. The standalone system has brought huge benefits to local residents. The installed system provides 300Wh of power to each household every day, which is sufficient for basic daily needs such as lighting.
Mark Randall, PROINSO CEO, said, “I would like to thank the judges of the Solar+ Power Awards and also all those people who voted for PROINSO. Rural electrification is challenging but we see an industry-wide willingness to tackle the issue. Our project in Kepulauan Riau is perfect example of this. On first view there appeared to be significant logistical, engineering, and financing challenges. However, with the experience and expertise of our local partner PT. Surya Energi Indotama, we have been successful in providing clean energy that has a positive impact on people’s lives.”