Xurya Confirms the Series A Funding Worth of 308 Billion Rupiah Led by East Ventures and Saratoga
Xurya has operated 57 Rooftop Solar Panel, currently developing in 38 other locations from various industries and increasingly diverse businesses
Marsya Nabila - 14 January 2022
Xurya renewable energy startup announced a $21.5 million (approximately 308 billion Rupiah) series A funding round led by East Ventures (Growth Fund) and PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk (Saratoga). The confirmed value was much bigger than what we've been informed in December 2021, at $14 million.
Schneider Electric and New Energy Nexus Indonesia, Xurya's former investors, also participated in the round. Last year, New Energy Nexus Indonesia finalized its investment in five renewable energy companies. Meanwhile, Schneider Electric, through Schneider Electric Energy Access Asia (SEEAA) made its investment debut to Indonesia's renewable energy startup, Xurya.
Xurya will allocate the fresh funds to continue the construction of Rooftop Solar Panel which has tripled in the past year, technology development, and human resources, therefore, efforts to accelerate the clean energy transition can be immediately executed.
"We appreciate the support and trust given by investors, partners and customers to assist us in accelerating the transition to new renewable energy in Indonesia since Xurya was founded three years ago," Xurya Daya Indonesia's Managing Director, Eka Himawan said in an official statement, Wednesday (1/12).
East Ventures' Managing Partner, Roderick Purwana said, “East Ventures believes in the essential of investing in the right companies, not only for profit, but also to provide social and environmental impact. As one of the pioneers of VC applying an ESG approach to investment, we are very pleased to be able to support the Xurya team from the very beginning of their journey to create a clean and sustainable energy revolution in Indonesia, and protect the earth.”
Saratoga's President Director, Michael Soeryadjaya added, "This investment is a good opportunity for Saratoga to strengthen support in the New & Renewable Energy (EBT) technology sector, which is now one of the government's priority."
He said, Rooftop Solar Panel (PLTS) can provide a solution for the clean, environmentally friendly and sustainable energy in Indonesia. The growth of Rooftop PLTS capacity is rapidly significant in the last three years, it proves the NRE technologyis getting higher demand.
As one of the government-supported initiatives, Saratoga can help accelerate the government's efforts to achieve the NRE mix target of up to 23% by 2025 and 31% by 2050.
Until the end of 2021, Xurya has operated 57 Rooftop Solar Panel and is currently building in 38 other locations from various industries and businesses, such as manufacturing companies (food and beverage, consumer goods, agriculture, automotive, steel, building materials, textiles, etc), cold storage, hotels, and shopping centers across Jakarta, Banten, West Java, East Java, Central Java, Lampung, South and North Sumatra, and South Sulawesi.
Xurya Daya Indonesia (Xurya) offers several products, including solar-based energy solutions, which applied to building roofs. Aside from installation and equipment, the company also develops an application to facillitate owners in managing energy easier.
In addition, Xurya also pioneered the no-investment method to switch to solar power with a monthly fee model. In its implementation, it is a one-stop solution, Xurya will help from the design process, equipment selection, licensing, construction to the selection of financing products for solar electricity customers.
Eka said in tan interview, "Amid the slowdown in PV mini-grid investment, we believe that commercial and industrial customers have become a bright spot for electricity investors in Indonesia, not only in terms of profit, but more importantly from a climate impact perspective."
Eka admits that consumer education is one of the toughest challenges. Because there are many companies and individuals who do not understand solar panels and many have the wrong idea about the electrical stability of PLTS. "The main target this year is to expand its business throughout Indonesia to offer go green solutions to more companies."
The opportunity for Rooftop PLTS development in Indonesia is very large, exceeding its potential capacity of 200 thousand megawatts. Currently, the cost of Rooftop PLTS components is lower than other renewable energies, but this market has not been fully utilized so that less than 150 megawatts have been installed throughout Indonesia.
Apart from Xurya, there are already several startups engaged in this segment. Some of those are Warung Energi, Weston Energy, Forbetric, Erenesia, Khaira Energy, and Syailendra Power. Most work on the potential of solar power.
–Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian