CAHAYA BUDI LUHUR (Noble Light)
Year Funded by HTB/SIGHT
Funding Provided by HTB/SIGHT
Sustainable Development Goals
IEEE Members from the Indonesia Section together with a technical implementation leader and a representative from the NGO
The team for this project worked with a organization in Indonesia called YPAC, or the Foundation for the Care of Disabled Children, a non-profit entity devoted to providing shelter and nurturing children with disabilities. The organization relies heavily on financial support from companies to support its operations, and was negatively affected by a decline in corporate donations after the COVID-19 pandemic. The CAHAYA BUDI LUHUR (or “Noble Light”) team provided an on-grid rooftop photovoltaic power plant for the Disabled Children Care Home in Jakarta, thus reducing overhead expenses and allowing the home to use the funds for other purposes to benefit the children.
The installation benefited the YPAC Foundation and children’s home as a whole, but directly, there were 30 children and staff affected. The saving of electricity at the conclusion of project was calculated at 17%, with the chance to increase to the projected 25% after the conclusion of the rainy season which causes frequent cloud coverage.
Aside from electricity bill reduction, the bigger success is that the children’s home and the Foundation are regarded as an example of a renewable energy implementer in Jakarta. The installation of PV rooftop power generation unit made the Foundation aware of the opportunity to actively promote that persons with disabilities become leaders in renewable energy campaigns. Currently, the system is maintained by two trained YPAC personnel and the site has garnered interest from many sides since the system can be visited and observed by guests. The project has been a good way to promote awareness of IEEE and HTB to private and smaller universities around Jakarta.