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Indonesia RE + Solar

 
Fred Winsol
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Does anyone have first hand experience (or live within) in Indonesia regarding solar systems, biomass, biogas, RMH, green building structures (besides the Green School)?

I am on a project with a tight schedule to develop a community using 100% locally generated, renewable energy. 

Local skills and materials are what I would like to use, especially for maintaining the systems once they're finished. 

I need to get some advice on these to avoid a long school of 'hard knocks'.  Any comments are REALLY appreciated.

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ronie dee
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100% locally generated is a pretty narrow requirement. Can they make glazing for solar gain?
 
Fred Winsol
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ronie wrote:
100% locally generated is a pretty narrow requirement. Can they make glazing for solar gain?


That's my field - 100% RE, 100% off-grid -  i'm transitioning from single residential to community microgrids.  Challenging to say the least!
www.winsol33.wordpress.com

Glazing and solar collectors is not the problem here in indonesia.  It's heavily subsidized electric and LNG.  So i am looking for practical things that people have already done here... to avoid re-inventing the wheel.

there's huge RE benefits here... equator solar angles, plenty of water (also a big downside), and lotsa biomass/biogas potential.

 
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i really know nothing about Indonesia - what is their greatest need that isn't being met?
 
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