Electricity is essential to life. The presence of electricity will increase the region’s productivity and move the economy's life cycle, hence electricity has a huge impact on improving people's welfare and standard of living.
However, giving light to every corner of Indonesia might not be a smooth sail, with challenges like the lack of access to mobility and proper financial planning. There are at least 433 Indonesian villages in the Frontier, Outermost and Least Developed (3T) regions that don't have access to electricity. This would highly impact the nation’s infrastructure development, economy, and even the standard of living.
However, Reza Aulia Akbar and his team saw this challenge as an opportunity to bring energy solutions to the 3T areas in Indonesia. Not only giving access to electricity, but also empowering the local areas too. The REPGY team started with a very ambitious friendship that had a mission to find alternative technology solutions that would give sustainable energy by utilising local capability.
The key to the team's invention is the recycled Ondrivoltaic eco-energy panels or recycled plastic-based Ondrivoltaic panels. These panels are installed with ondri cells which could give cheap, independent, and sustainable electrical energy solutions for the 3T area.
When compared to solar panels, these REPGY panels have the ability to produce optimal power during the day. It also has efficient power levels that are more competitive in price when compared to solar panels. What’s more is the fact that REPGY involves local communities in producing these panels, making them more aware of technology.