The mini-grids, funded by the Government of Japan, are providing reliable, clean electricity to nearly 1,000 households in eleven villages throughout Shan State and Chin State, Myanmar.
The project is under the guidance of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’s Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
Andy Schroeter, Sunlabob CEO, stated: “Sunlabob is pleased to demonstrate that high-quality, international-standard solar expertise and technology has an important role to play in Myanmar.
“Decentralised renewable energy, whether providing first-time energy access to rural communities, or offering on- and off-grid businesses a reliable, affordable and cleaner electricity supply, is a key component to the country’s development,” added Schroeter.
Sunlabob, which has implemented renewable energy projects in more than 25 countries throughout Southeast Asia, Africa and the Pacific region, provided material supply, design, and construction of the battery-backed solar power systems.
To support long-term sustainability, Sunlabob is providing seven years of after-sales service and maintenance for each system. The company also delivered hands-on training for local maintenance technicians, household end-users and township-level employees of the Department of Rural Development.
Sunlabob’s country office is in Yangon; the company has had a full-time presence in Myanmar since 2014.
About Sunlabob Renewable Energy, Ltd.
Sunlabob Renewable Energy, Ltd. is a venture-backed internationally-focused company specialising in renewable energy, decentralised energy access and clean water solutions throughout the developing world.
Established in 2000, the company has expanded far beyond its initial focus in Laos, now providing its integrated expertise of rural electrification to governments, multilateral development agencies, multinational companies, NGOs and private companies.
Sunlabob, to-date, has implemented projects in more than 25 countries throughout Southeast Asia, Africa, India and the Pacific.