Sunlabob Renewable Energy secures contract to build 11 solar village micro-grids in rural Myanmar
- Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2015
Sunlabob recently finalized a contract to provide turnkey implementation of eleven solar-powered micro-grids in remote communities of Myanmar.
The micro-grids will provide reliable, clean energy access at the household level in eleven villages throughout Shan State and Chin State, Myanmar.
The project is under the guidance of Myanmar’s Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development’s (MLFRD) Department of Rural Development (DRD) and is funded by the Japanese International Cooperation System (JICS).
“Sunlabob is pleased to contribute to the sustainable electrification of Myanmar through the use of high-quality, international-standard solar technology,” said Andy Schroeter, Sunlabob CEO.
Sunlabob, which has implemented off-grid renewable energy solutions in more than 25 countries of Southeast Asia, Africa and the Pacific region, will provide material supply, design, and construction of the battery-backed solar power systems. Sunlabob engineers and technicians will also provide hands-on training for local maintenance technicians and household end-users.
“All signs point to decentralized renewable energy, such as solar micro-grids, being an important ingredient to the electrification of rural communities and businesses in Myanmar for years to come,” added Schroeter.
Myanmar’s grid-based electrification rate currently stands at approximately 30 percent.
Sunlabob has had a full-time presence in Myanmar since mid-2014.