Based on EnDev cumulative experiences, there is an inadequacy of understanding about how the PV mini-grids have performed in generating electricity for the remote rural area beneficiaries. This insufficient knowledge limits the ability of MEMR to improve for the next deployment of PV minigrids in the other rural areas. This situation also become a threat in sustaining the rural mini-grids. The study aims to formulate key parameters to measure PV mini-grid performance.
The parameters should be concise yet effective to capture the PV mini-grid performance in a certain period of time. This study bases its research on two research questions, which are:
1) what parameters to be used to indicate the system performance of rural isolated PV mini-grids in Indonesia? ; and
2) how well are the PV mini-grids performed?