This project in Lebak, Indonesia provides electricity for 1,500 households, as well as public buildings, shops, workshops and streetlights. Every house is equipped with an independent “Solar Home System”. The work is carried out by local firms on a commercial basis with people paying $4 for the system per month (less than they would have to pay for Kerosene or batteries). Within ten years the system will be paid for and thereafter the electricity will be free. Installation was funded by the energy company of North Holland (60 per cent) and the Indonesian government (40 per cent). Electricity supplied is sufficient for lighting, radio and TV.


Private sector, local community, national government