SolarHome: Impact of installation of solar systems in Myanmar [Nov 2017]

Last Modified: Sat Apr 07 2018 12:15:56 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • Jan 2017
    Singapore-headquartered off-grid PV provider SolarHome commences operations in Myanmar. Operations including installation of solar home systems using a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model in rural areas of Myanmar given that only 16 percent of households in rural areas are connected to the electrical grid.
  • 1,000
    Number of solar home systems installed in rural regions of Myanmar - Ayeyarwaddy and Sagaing, Magwe and Mandalay - collectively known as the Dry Zone of Myanmar.
  • 4,900
    people have benefited, including 1,670 children who now have more hours to study.
  • 200
    Number of rural shop-owners that have been able to increase their earnings by keeping the store open after dark, and 120 fishermen to pursue productive night fishing by using the detachable electric torch provided with SolarHome’s systems.