Indonesia recently inaugurated the Cirata floating solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant on a reservoir in West Java.

The plant was built by Indonesian state utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara and Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar. It is Masdar's first floating PV project and its first renewable energy project in the Southeast Asian market.

It is the largest floating solar plant in Southeast Asia and one of the largest in the world.

The 1.7 trillion rupiah ($108.70 million) project was developed by PLN Nusantara Power, a unit of Indonesia's state utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and United Arab Emirates renewable energy company Masdar, a unit of Mubadala Investment Company.

The plant has a capacity of 145 MW(ac) or 195 MW(p) The plant was built on a 250-hectare plot of the Cirata Reservoir, 108 kilometers (67.11 miles) southeast of Jakarta. It will power 50,000 homes and offset 214,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.