How solar micro-grids are powering Myanmar’s villages

Published by GovInsider on July 8, 2019

Solar-powered micro-grids are kicking off a decentralised energy revolution 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 the end of 2019, Yoma Micro Power plans to build 200 more solar power plants, towards a total of 2000 by 2022.

GovInsider spoke with CEO Alakesh Chetia about the advantages of going off the grid, and how solar microgrids are kicking off a decentralized energy revolution in Myanmar.

How solar micro-grids are powering Myanmar’s villages

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