Indonesia to see largest floating solar farm

Singapore solar energy provider Sunseap will build the world’s largest floating solar farm in Indonesia.

The $2bn project will be built on Indonesia’s Batam Island and is expected to have a capacity of 2.2GW. It will float on the Duriangkang Reservoir in the south of Batam Island and cover 4000 acres. An energy storage facility also to be built on the island will have a capacity of more than 4000 megawatts per hour. Sunseap says the project will offset more than 1.8 million metric tons of emissions annually.

A portion of the energy generated from the floating solar farm will be used in Batam with the remainder likely to be exported to Singapore. The project’s construction is due to be completed in 2024.