Off-Grid Electricity Projects Are Starved for Funds

Despite innovative off-grid technology and high-profile initiatives, electrification in sub-Saharan Africa still trails population growth. In 2009 there were 585 million people in the region without power. Five years later, that figure had risen to 632 million, according to the latest International Energy Agency statistics. A first-of-its-kind analysis of the flow of capital, released in […]

Myanmar: Sunlabob Renewable Energy Commissions 92.6 kWp Rooftop Solar

Myanmar has installed its second-ever grid-connected solar PV system on the rooftop of a garment factory. Sunlabob Renewable Energy, a Lao venture-backed company that provides sustainable renewable solutions to underserved regions for electricity, has completed and commissioned a 92.6 kWp solar installation on the rooftop of Anita Asia, an Austrian garment factory.   A total of […]

QTC Energy Unit Buys 15% Stake in GEP

Bangkok-based QTC Global Power has paid 67.84 million baht ($1.9 million) for a stake in Thai PV developer Green Earth Power (GEP), which is building a 220 MW solar installation in Myanmar. GEP is developing the massive PV plant in the city of Minbu, Magway Region, in cooperation with Myanmar’s Ministry of Electric Power. In […]