Schneider Electric wins Solar Industry Award 2015 for Rural Electrification Project in Indonesia
Burnaby, Canada, September 12, 2015 – Schneider ElectricTM Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar industry, is pleased to announce that they have won the 2015 Solar Industry Award for Rural Electrification for a project in Indonesia.
Schneider Electric was the solution provider for 60 remote island sites in Indonesia that needed access to electricity as part of the country’s Rural Electrification Program. The sites ranged in power levels between 15 to 75kW, and are now electrified with 100% renewable energy using solar and storage technologies. The government of Indonesia is undertaking this particular project to provide electricity to people in remote areas and islands where it is not easy to have access to fuel or electricity. The goal of the Rural Electrification Program is to promote the economy of rural communities, improve the quality of education and health, encourage economic productivity, facilitate and accelerate access to electronic and other media, and to improve the security on the islands. Schneider Electric’s solution was chosen because of the technical superiority and high reliability of the products, along with Schneider Electric’s local support and services capability, which are keys to the success of such projects.
“We are thrilled to be the recipient of this year’s Rural Electrification Award,” said Xavier Datin, VP of the Commercial and Residential Line of Business. “At Schneider Electric, we are strongly committed to developing innovative solar andstorage technologies, and supporting electrification in emerging economies through our products and globalservice networks. The success of this project further underscores that electrifying communities with 100% renewables,using solar and storage,is possible and helps people in these communities achieve energy independence.”