Solar micro-grids and energy access in Myanmar

Villages in Myanmar are taking electricity generation into their own hands, turning to solar micro-grids to power their homes. One of the solar pioneers in the country is Yoma Micro Power. It specialises in solar-powered generation and micro-grid distribution. Each of its 51 micro plants can power a small town and its surrounding areas. By […]

Yoma Strategic’s Myanmar project nets funding from International Finance Corp

THE World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) is taking a stake in a Yoma Strategic Holdings project to power rural communities, the mainboard-listed Yoma Strategic said on Tuesday. The IFC is set to hold a 30 per cent interest in Yoma Micro Power, a joint-venture company that builds, owns and runs solar- and diesel-powered […]

‘Mini Grids’ Coming to Light Up Rural Myanmar

YANGON — With the nationwide power supply network far from reaching small localities across Myanmar, projects to set up “mini grids” for villages are gaining traction. The unplugged areas Many parts of Myanmar are still not connected to power grids. One example is a village located an hour and half by car from Mandalay — the […]