APT Pranoto in Indonesian solar first

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Aji Pangeran Tumenggung Pranoto International Airport, also known as APT Pranoto Airport, is to become the first airport in Indonesia to use solar power.

Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) is to supply solar-powered rooftops at APT Pranoto, which is in Samarinda, the capital of Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province. The installation of the solar panels is expected to take place over a six-month period.

The 600kWp system will have the capacity to generate 755MWh of renewable electricity a year, covering around 20% of the airport’s power needs. Around 1,800 solar panels will allow an annual reduction of 821 tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to planting 12,315 trees per year.

APT Pranoto Airport, which opened in 2018, will become one of the main airports in Indonesia, following the government’s decision to move the capital city from Jakarta to Kutai, East Kalimantan, in 2024. The airport will be one of the major infrastructures serving the new capital city, with distinctive emphasis on providing service.

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