Chinese investment sees Indonesia climb the solar value chain

Jakarta, capital of Indonesia. President Joko Widodo wants to leverage the country’s reserves of raw materials to boost domestic manufacturing. (Photo: Muhammad Fadli/Bloomberg)

New processing plant supporting photovoltaic panel production highlights Indonesia’s ambitions and China’s role as a major green investor. A $11.5bn plan by China’s Xinyi Glass to construct a quartz sand processing plant in Indonesia boosts the south-east Asian nation’s ambition to move beyond raw material production in the solar supply ...

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