Laos-based rural renewable energy firm Sunlabob has forged a partnership with local energy company Relitec for solar PV projects in Myanmar, the company said.
“This partnership is an important step for both Sunlabob and Relitec to provide high-quality renewable energy solutions to Myanmar, a country greatly in need of reliable, affordable energy,” said Sunlabob chief executive Andy Schroeter.
“Sunlabob’s experience implementing rural, off-grid renewable energy throughout the developing world will complement Relitec’s on-the-ground knowledge of the local Myanmar market.”
Fewer than 30 percent of Myanmar’s population have access to grid-connected electricity in Myanmar while estimates suggest only 4 percent of the rural population has electricity.
“Myanmar is just seeing the tip of the iceberg for solar energy’s potential,” said Than Aye, Relitec’s managing director. “We are excited to be well-positioned to meet the upsurge of solar activity.”
Relitec, which is based in Yangon and specialises in engineering, installation and the operations and maintenance of solar technology, has already tackled on and off-grid solar schemes in Myanmar and will bring valuable local knowledge to the table, Sunlabob said.