Indonesia to purchase geothermal energy - and solar
Dahlan affirmed PLN’s commitment to utilizing more renewable and alternative energy to fire its power plants, particularly in remote areas.
“This year, we plan to set up solar power plants on 100 small islands across the country. Next year, 1,000 islands will follow,” he said.
Dahlan said PLN had conducted successful tests on five islands: Bunaken in North Sulawesi, Wakatobi in Southeast Sulawesi, Banda in Maluku, Raja Ampat in Papua and Derawan in East Kalimantan. He said 100 percent of the electricity on those islands came from solar power.
Yeppers...clearly in light of this Nuclear plant, along with what I said yesterday, the need for portable Solar with battery back-up to get power fired back up quickly is a huge necessity. Can't rely on diesel generators when fuel can be contaminiated. Clearly portable solar with back up power is not that common b/c it isn't there yet and it sure wasn't in Haiti.
moose, there are dozens of companies around the world selling what you are talking about and hundreds offering batteries with solar panels. they just aren't very cheap. you have any idea what a 100watt solar panel costs? 10,000's of solar panels are in use in the 3rd world, many with a car battery. if you didn't see them installed in haiti you didn't look very hard and it wasn't because they aren't readily available.