Empowering remote island communities with renewable energy: A preliminary study of Talaud Island

Meita Rumbayan, Sherwin Sompie, Yosuke Nakanishi

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This paper describes a preliminary study of the empowering remote island communities with renewable energy. This research is a case study for Talaud island which is located in the border island between Indonesia and Philipines. It is located in Kiama village Talaud Island regency of North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Method of implementation of this program consists of several stages, namely: (1) Implementation of small-scale solar home system and a wind turbine; (2) Through technology transfer in the capacity building activities to the selected community, in order to provide the skill and knowledge to island community in Kiama Village, Talaud Islands of Indonesia. It is expected that technology implementation will be maintained in the future and sustainable. The life cycle cost analysis is done by comparing two system of pilot projects, namely solar home system and solar home system with a wind turbine. The cost of generating electrical energy with renewable energy is relatively high then it is necessary to provide strategies for the development of power infrastructure for the sake of the energy security of island communities in Indonesia. Further both monitoring and evaluation of the renewable energy system implementation should be conducted for the detail report and analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012024
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 10
Event2019 9th International Conference on Future Environment and Energy, ICFEE 2019 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2019 Jan 92019 Jan 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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