The solar projects in the central Lombok include three 7MW facilities and Minut solar project in North Sulawesi has a capacity of 21MW.

Additionally, Equis Energy is developing solar facilities with a combined capacity of 337MW and 840MW wind farms in Indonesia.

The solar project and the wind facilities will jointly contribute to 35,000 MW additional capacity program announced by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

The construction of the solar farms will begin in the second half of 2017, with commercial operations commencing in 2018.

The facilities will produce 68,686 MWh of electricity, which will be sufficient to meet the requirements of 51,000 households every year. The solar farms will also reduce the CO2 emissions by 55000 tons and save 64m litres of water.

Equis Energy chairman David Russell said: “With a rapidly expanding economy, Indonesia has made a strong commitment to renewable energy, and we are delighted to announce the signing of (4) PPAs for our Lombok and Minut solar projects.

“Minut will be the largest solar project in Indonesia and Equis is committed to applying our experience and expertise to deliver low – cost power in rural areas whilst providing sustainable employment opportunities.”

Having a workforce of over 272, Equis Energy has over 15 offices across Asia. It owns 97 renewable energy assets, with a combined capacity of 4.4GW across Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand.