Sustainability Index of Solar Power Plants in Remote Areas in Indonesia

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Energy is an inseparable component in human life in every aspect. However, many regions cannot utilize energy sources to support their daily activities, so there are several breakthroughs made by the government, including the construction of solar power plants in remote areas. Some challenges arise because is Solar Power in remote areas sustainable? This research analyzes the sustainability of Solar Power in remote areas as environmentally friendly energy built by government funds (State Budget). The research location is in Sukarasa Village, Bogor, Indonesia, a remote area that has Solar Power as a source of community energy. The analysis was carried out by analyzing the Solar Power sustainability factors such as technical, environmental, social, and economic factors). The results of the analysis of Solar Power sustainability in rural areas using the or Multi-Dimensional Scaling (MDS) method in the form of a kite diagram. Of the four dimensions of sustainability, the highest sustainability index values are the environmental dimension; social dimension; technical dimension, and economic dimension of having a less sustainable status, while the environmental dimension is the only dimension of sustainability that has a fairly sustainable status. These results indicate that solar power plants in remote areas are quite sustainable, but there needs to be a mechanism for periodic maintenance and community participation in managing this Solar Power.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalTechnology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Energy
  • Remote areas
  • Solar power
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability index


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