Village Electrification Options on Sumba Island, by Stewart Craine

In Central Sumba kerosene lamp usage has reduced considerably through a subsidised solar electrification programme, mostly via solar home systems. This study adds further detail towards a financially sustainable plan to help 10,000 – 40,000 households gain access to electricity and continue to have access.


Sumba Energy from Waste, Fact Foundation

FACT Foundation was commissioned to assess the practical potential of producing energy from selected organic waste streams. The study aims to assess and rank several waste streams as to their suitability to achieve the objectives of the ‘Iconic Island’ concept at Sumba.

→ fact_foundation_sumba_waste_to_energy_final.pdf

Renewable energy in the hands of people

Years ago, Hivos opted to aim for an ambitious goal of promoting 100% renewable energy worldwide. In the new brochure in English and Spanish, Renewable Energy in the Hands of People, Hivos show not only how to achieve that goal, but also the contributions Hivos itself is making: irrigation powered by solar panels, hydropower for light in the dark and biogas to avoid harmful fumes from cookstoves. In all this, decentralised renewable energy generation is the solution, but action is needed. With the proper technology and financing, even more super storms like Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history, can be prevented.

→ Renewable Energy in the Hands of People
La energía renovable en manos de cada uno

Socio-Economic-Gender Baseline Survey Report, February 2013

This baseline survey was conducted to be able to assess these results in the future. The socio economic and gender baseline survey was conducted in two different times. The first survey conducted at the end of April until May 2012 towards 312 households. The second survey conducted at the end of November until December 2012 towards 268 respondent.


Sumba: An Iconic Island to demonstrate the potential of renewable energy (and update 2012)

This brochure presents the Iconic Island project. It will highlight its potential and the necessary requirements to make the Iconic Island not only a reality, but a breakthrough success.

→ an_iconic_island_to_demonstrate_the_potential_of_renewable_energy.pdf

Plants for Power, April 2012

The subject of this report is whether biomass from plant material could be a good source of renewable energy in Sumba. Hivos asked the team to develop a method to assess which crops, biomass streams, and value chains are suitable for developing into biomass-for-energy production, and to identify crucial factors for success or failure.

→ plants_for_power.pdf

Grid Connected Electricity Generation – Final Report, April 2011

This report contains the outlines and major variables of the least cost investment study. The project should on one hand provide energy to the island’s population, and on the other hand also attract interest, cooperation and funding from institutions, companies and the public inside and outside Indonesia for replication.

→ kema_report_grid_conneced_electricity_generation.pdf

Feasibility Report on Off-Grid Electrification, February 2011

This off-grid feasibility report delivers more detailed information on Renewable Energy potential for off-grid use. The study includes a judgement of the possible improvement of the socio economic position of women.

→ feasibility_report_off-grid_sumba_2011.pdf

Feasibility of Biogas in Sumba, February 2011

This report presents the findings and recommendations of a study to assess the feasibility of biogas in the island of Sumba, NTT province, Indonesia. A small market for biogas seems feasible in Sumba; however, there are many challenges and limiting factors as well. The market is not big enough to attract the private sector.

→ feasibility_of_biogas_in_sumba_.pdf

Fuel Independent Renewable Energy “Iconic Island”- Preliminary Resource Assessment, August 2010

Winrock was commissioned by Dutch organisation HIVOS to implement a first thorough and in-depth assessment on Sumba and Buru Islands in Indonesia and screen them against set of criteria in order to determine their respective ‘attractiveness’ as candidates for a ‘fossil fuel independent pilot Island’ Iconic Island’.

→ islands_assessment_report-_wi_for_hivos_august_2010.pdf