Firm tests wind power system in Indonesia

JIJI

Birumen Kagoshima Co., a renewable energy firm based in Kagoshima, has started testing its small wind power generators in Indonesia, company officials said.

Following the trial, the company will begin production of some parts of the system in the Southeast Asian country next March or April, they said.

Birumen Kagoshima is also studying the possibility of setting up a subsidiary in Indonesia that would serve as a manufacturing base for products to be sold in Asia.

The wind power generation system was installed in an industrial park in the Yogyakarta special region on Java Island.

The system can generate electricity with winds as light as 3.6 kph and is suitable for use on Indonesia’s small islands, Birumen Kagoshima said. It is equipped with patented Birumen-Kagoshima technology that allows remote control of the turbines’ rotations.

The industrial park, set up by Indonesia’s Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology with the help of Norway, will host various tests and training for renewable energy technologies, including methods of maintaining the newly developed equipment.

An opening ceremony was held Tuesday that included Birumen Kagoshima Chairman Kazuki Nomoto, technology agency head Marzan Iskandar and other officials.