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Company vows to supply solar power to 500 villages

Mandalay Yoma Solar Energy, which operates solar mini-grids to power rural regions, will generate solar power in 500 villages within three to five years, the company said. “First, we will supply electricity to 50 villages, and we estimate that up to 500 villages will be electrified within three to five years,” said Nathalie Riseau, the […]

Myanmar wins award for research on biomass production

The Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University was selected among participants from 182 countries as this year’s winner of the Energy Globe Award in Japan. Myanmar’s research presented the concept, design and construction of the device for thermogravimetric measurements alongside the results from tests carried out on wood pellets. The main objective is to study the viability […]

IFC report recommends alternatives to high-risk Myitsone

A government-sponsored study warned against restarting the highly controversial Myitsone dam and recommended alternatives to develop the country’s hydropower sector. The final version of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the hydropower sector, supported by the energy and environment ministries and authored by the International Finance Corporation, has been published. The SEA involved a range […]

Myanmar to manufacture electric buses

“We need to use alternative fuels, as the fossil fuels we are burning today will be exhausted soon”, said Union Minister for Industry U Khin Maung Cho at the signing of an agreement to manufacture electric buses and erect charging stations in Myanmar. At the signing ceremony, held at the Research and Development Bureau in […]

130 MW solar project announced in Myanmar

Thailand-based Modern Energy Management (MEM) says it has teamed up with an undisclosed investor to develop a 130 MWp solar PV project in Myanmar. It is expected to come online in Q4 2019. Overall, the country is said to have a large-scale solar pipeline totaling 1.5 GW. The renewable energy advisory firm will reportedly help […]

SolarHome bags more funding to expand into Myanmar, Indonesia and Cambodia

SolarHome, an off-grid solar firm focused on Southeast Asia, has raised US$5 million to date, having recently closed a US$1 million convertible note offering with impact venture capital firm Insitor Impact Asia Fund. The new funding will help SolarHome to extend its network of hubs throughout Myanmar, offer more products and expand into Indonesia and […]

Where Will Myanmar’s Energy Come From?

Myanmar’s high growth in electricity demand — rising by around 13 percent annually — is a challenge for the government. Demand is estimated to reach 4,500 MW by 2020 and 13,410 MW in 2030. Currently there is no plan to meet this high demand. High-level policy shifts and unclear policies within the cabinet and ministries […]

Myanmar-Spain Multilateral Partnership, 27th June, 9 am at Melia Yangon

  You are cordially invited to the opening session of the “Myanmar-Spain Multilateral Partnership” next 27th June at 9 am at Melia Yangon. The Myanmar-Spain Multilateral Partnership is a two-day activity, held at Melia Yangon on 27-28 June that aims to explore business opportunities for Myanmar and Spanish companies. 20 high profile Spanish companies will […]

Eyes on Wind Energy in Myanmar: High Potential with a great challenge

As Myanmar has adapted many of the 21st century’s technological advancements, is it also likely to adapt to renewable energies at the same pace? DNV GL and other renewable candidates are attempting their best to sway investors and officials. Consultants from Norway, Germany, the British Embassy and national energy development committee members joined a seminar […]

Panasonic to distribute solar lanterns in Myanmar

YANGON—Panasonic will distribute its new solar lantern in Myanmar starting in January. Distribution of the lanterns is aimed at providing off-grid energy solutions to areas with limited electricity in Southeast Asian countries. They will be sold at a price of around Ks 50,000 in supermarkets and grocery shops across Myanmar. The 3.5-watt solar panel and […]