Rural off-grid renewables specialist Sunlabob Renewable Energy and sustainable energy firm Relitec have announced a partnership agreement aimed at Myanmarâ€™s growing on-site solar market.
Laos-based Sunlabob and Yangon, Myanmar-based Relitec said they plan to collaborate on addressing Myanmarâ€™s growing demand for renewable energy.
According to estimates, less than 30% of the nationâ€™s 60 million people have access to grid-connected electricity, and only 4% of the rural population has electricity.
Sunlabob offers on- and off-grid products and services ranging from hybrid mini-grids and solar home systems to energy efficiency consulting. Relitec specialises in the engineering, installation, and operation and maintenance of solar projects, and has implemented a number of solar projects in Myanmar.
Andy Schroeter, Sunlabobâ€™s CEO, said, â€˜Sunlabobâ€™s experience implementing rural, off-grid renewable energy throughout the developing world will complement Relitecâ€™s on-the-ground knowledge of the local Myanmar market.â€™
â€˜Myanmar is just seeing the tip of the iceberg for solar energyâ€™s potential,â€™ said Than Aye, Relitecâ€™s managing director. â€˜We are excited to be well-positioned to meet the upsurge of solar activity.â€™
Originally fromÂ Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production Magazine