MES successfully completed a hybrid solar power plant for Boulder Bay eco resort (boulderasia.com) on an island near Kawthaung. The entire resort (and island) is powered by solar energy which charges the batteries during the day for primarily nighttime use. A diesel generator was integrated as backup and for consecutive cloudy days with high occupancy.
MES’s partner EAM Solar (Norway) signed MOU with the Ministry of Industry, Heavy Industries 3 for developing solar power plants to help reduce energy bills and building up Myanmar’s power sector. H.E. Tone Tinnes (Norway ambassador) and U Khin Maung Cho (MOI minister) watch on as Dr Soe Naing (MOI HI3 managing director) and Christian Hagemann (EAM COO) shake hands.
MES completed the second largest solar rooftop in Myanmar at 59kWp in Myeik, Tanintharyi Region. When engineered correctly there are no reliability or intermittency issues with solar technology, despite this being next to a dry dockyard on a diesel-powered island grid. Thanks to MES, EAM and Bo Bo engineering for making this happen.
MES, in partnership with Bo Bo Electric, completed it’s first grid connected solar project in Yangon in January 2017. The system is 10.4kWp and will generate over 15MWh of energy annually.
Read about Myanmar Eco Solution’s contribution to Myanmar’s sustainable energy development in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/dec/02/off-grid-solar-to-help-myanmar-bring-electricity-to-all-by-2030
Thursday 19th March marked a special occasion for Myanmar as the solar aircraft (Solar Impulse 2) landed in Mandalay. The plane is set to be the first of its kind to circumnavigate the Earth without expending a drop of fuel! With a similar wingspan as a Boeing 747, it is a true feat of engineering. The entire plane weighs about the same as a small car. ABB have played a vital role in its conception and engineering. MES was invited to the VIP event as ABB partner. Despite not being a viable solution for commercial transport, Solar Impulse 2 is a testament to the high potential of solar energy, especially in developing countries where it’s needed the most.
Myanmar’s renewable energy revolution has arrived!
With the MOU signing for 30MWp’s of solar power plants in Tanintharyi Region on 15th August, Myanmar Eco Solutions in partnership with EAM (Norway) and PPT will bring cost-effective and environmentally friendly energy to the people of Myanmar. We hope this is the first of many projects to bring Myanmar’s reliance on archaic methods of energy production to high quality, clean, and modern solar energy.