Panasonic provides stand-alone PV, storage power package to off-grid areas in Myanmar

Image of the PV Power Supply Station and the villagers
Image of the PV Power Supply Station and the villagers

Panasonic Corporation (Osaka, Japan) provided the Power Supply Station; a stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) power package, to the village of Yin Ma Chaung, a Magway Region of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Panasonic’s power supply station consists of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and energy storage batteries, which enables energy to be created, stored and managed efficiently.


Electricity for approximately 140 households

The whole system is able to supply electricity to the entire village, relieving approximately 140 households in the non-electrified mountainous village by powering up electrical appliances and lights, which are essential and important in daily lives.

The Power Supply Station is installed as part of a CSR effort by the Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Development Project, supported by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage (MFL Foundation) of the Kingdom of Thailand.

This project was rolled out in partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd as one of their CSR activities, and funded by donations to support the mission of the MFL Foundation's activities.

The presence of lightings in the village makes it possible for villagers to move around during the night, as prior to that; they were unable to do so since the area is inhabited by poisonous snakes. In addition, all the street lights have time-switch LED bulbs that could also make use of limited electricity, efficiently.

In Myanmar, its off-grid areas are said to be at the highest level among the ASEAN countries, at approximately 68% across the nation.

In its countryside, the number reaches to an estimate of 84% households being unconnected to electricity. To step up on its efforts, Panasonic also installed a refrigerator in the village’s meeting area to store anti-venom drugs. With a well-powered point, the meeting area has thus serves as a center for welfare, entertainment and other purposes.

The whole initiative aimed to provide additional electricity to surrounding villages as well; contributing to the entire Yenan Chuang Township.


2016-09-23 | Courtesy: Panasonic; Image: Business Wire | © Heindl Server GmbH

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