The Sumba Iconic Island project turns alternative renewable into reality, enabling gender-balanced economic well-being by solving Indonesia’s access to electricity.


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Real Lives, Transformed

SII is turning dry savannas into lush vegetable gardens and seasonal artisans into successful weavers. Read on how lives are being transformed from the furthest end of East Sumba to the most remote part of Southwest Sumba.

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Changemakers & Innovators

Whether its carving hills or sharing lands, collaboration is key to Sumba’s geological and social challenges. Read about the kings, village officials, priests and commoners who are working side by side to ensure the success of the SII project.

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Challenges & Opportunities

The SII initiatives has successfully expanded Sumba’s electrification ratio to 40%. New partnerships and a strengthened stakeholders’ commitment will ensure we can reach 100% electrification target by 2025.

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100% Renewable

Up to 37 MW of renewable energy can be harvested in Sumba according to Castlerockasia’s research –enough to supply the island’s electricity needs twice over until 2020. Its success can serve as model for all Indonesia.

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Hivos’ TERANG Project Answers Renewable Energy Challenge in Indonesia – Utilization of renewable energy in Indonesia is so important so that the resources can be used wisely. Renewable energy has an important role in rural communities, especially in East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa

30 Percent of East Nusa Tenggara’s Region Do Not Have Access to Electricity – The Head of Energy and Mineral Resources Department of East Nusa Tenggara Province, Boni, said that around 20 to 30 percent of the villages in the region had not been electrified up to

Best Practice: People in Sumba Using Solar-Powered Lanterns for Lighting – A number of people in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Province, use solar-powered lanterns for lighting due to their difficulties to access electricity in their area.

“Initially, we used the lamp. There was also a