To monitor the achievements, shortcomings and impacts of the solar home (SHS) and hybrid (HS) systems installed in Indonesia, for a pilot period of two years.
Following the completion of the Renewable Energy Systems project in Indonesia, the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) decided in February 2001 to undertake the technical, environmental, and socioeconomic (commercial and organisational issues) monitoring of the facilities and their constituents.
Under the completed Activity Implemented Jointly (AIJ) project in Indonesia, reliable electricity was supplied to more than 4000 people in eight remote communities in Sumba, East Timor, and Sulawesi. The rural electrification scheme provides approximately one million kWh per year to homes, schools, and community centres, while reducing the use of traditional forms of fuel such as kerosene.
The monitoring project evaluated and surveyed the achievements, shortcomings and impacts of the solar home (SHS) and hybrid (HS) systems for a pilot period of two years.