Graduate School of International Studies Ajou University
As a developing country, Indonesia needs a high energy supply but unfortunately, until 2017, Indonesia's main energy sources are still dominated by oil and gas. Realizing this, the central government of Indonesia has compiled a National Energy Policy that addresses energy management in order to realize energy independence and national energy security in supporting the sustainability of national energy development and one of them is by increasing the use of renewable energy.
But in reality, many things prevent the use of renewable energy, one of which is from the economic side which can be divided into three main aspects: government policy, infrastructure, and consumer acceptance. Therefore, this quantitative research was formed to identify phenomena that occur in Indonesian society precisely regarding the process of adaptation of solar photovoltaic in the city of Bandung, West Java.
There are at least three problems revealed regarding the use of photovoltaic technology: the obscurity of government regulations, the difficulty of technological adaptation and the lack of public interest in using photovoltaic technology as the main energy source.
Therefore, a closer approach is needed to the community which can be started from the school stage regarding renewable energy information besides the government active role in advancing investment in the renewable energy sector and carrying out further development. In addition, government assistance such as soft loans may increase public interest in this technology.