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Off-grid Solar System for a watersport center in Myanmar

Aug 09, 2018

Off-grid Solar System for a watersport center in Myanmar

Sunlabob installs a solar-storage off-grid system for a watersport center & resort in Myanmar. The project is located on the south coast of Myanmar in the Tanintharyi region. The PV system has been designed to be completely self-sufficient without any connection to the public-grid and has no back-up generator which makes the center run purely on solar with battery backup! The solar panels are mounted on four purpose built wood pavilions to provide shade on the beach for the center’s guests. In addition to the solar system, Sunlabob was also contracted for installation of low voltage wiring, lighting and cooling systems such as fans and air-conditioning units.

“Its exciting to work with a progressive client that approaches the tourism sector in an environmentally sustainable way! The center showcases a resilient, self-reliant solar system in the coastal area that meets 100% of the facility’s energy demand! It promotes ecotourism and helps create...

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Sunlabob installs three off-grid solar systems in Laos

Jul 28, 2018

In July 2018, Sunlabob installs and commissions three off-grid solar systems at the security posts of a hydropower company in Laos. The security posts that are not connected to the grid are now powered by solar-storage that is designed to supply the total energy demand of the facilities without any additional back-up generator.

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Pre-feasibility study to determine the viability of a solar power plant in Laos

May 31, 2018

Sunlabob in May 2018, signed a contract with a hydro power company to conduct a pre-feasibility study to assess the selected sites using the existing infrastructure and the economic viability to develop a potential solar power plant. The assessment will provide the hydro power company with recommendation and necessary information to base the future staged studies and project development.

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Sunlabob concluded a segment specific renewable energy market analysis in Myanmar’s energy sector

Apr 29, 2018

In April 2018, Sunlabob concluded a segment specific renewable energy market analysis in Myanmar’s energy sector for a leading utility scale company from Europe. The report helps the company to identify and quantify current consumption/usage and potential commercial growing needs of energy in the emerging market.

Primarily, an extensive survey research was followed comprising of interviews and discussions with key stakeholders in the energy sector across targeted regions of Myanmar. Under a national agenda to attain universal electricity access by 2030, an overview of the National Electrification Plan (NEP) and the complex energy policy environment was also outlined in the report. Information was also gathered and compiled from paid databases, published reports of Myanmar’s development partners and by contacting & surveying private regional key players of the energy market. Additionally, a techno-economic assessment of potential RE systems was undertaken to provide the client visibility of the opportunities targeted that set the...

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Sunlabob’s Lao team conducted a hands-on solar and introduction on hydropower training in Vientiane

Apr 25, 2018

Sunlabob’s Lao team conducted a hands-on solar and introduction on hydropower training in Vientiane

In February 2018, Sunlabob’s Lao team conducted a four days hands-on solar and introduction on hydropower training in Vientiane for participants from faculty of engineering, National University of Laos.

The solar training provided was bilingual (Lao and in English) and was broken into introduction of components, factoring consumption demand, system sizing and calculation, AC and DC coupling with trials on industrial software such as Helioscope, Homer Pro, AutoCAD etc. The participants were divided into two groups for a hands-on learning by doing installation of a DC solar home system and an AC 3kW solar grid connected system at Sunlabob’s premises.

The hydro training comprised of types of hydropower with updated list of existing and planned hydro plants in Lao with its generation capacity and the pivotal role it plays in economic growth by exporting the electricity to the neighboring countries such as Thailand and Vietnam.

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Sunlabob installs 18.2kW grid- connected solar photovoltaic system in Savannakhet, Lao PDR

Jan 25, 2018

Sunlabob installs 18.2kW grid- connected solar photovoltaic system in Savannakhet, Lao PDR

In December 2017, Sunlabob completed the installation of a 18.2kW grid-connected solar photovoltaic system for a non-governmental organization called Sengsavang located in Savannakhet Province, South of Laos.

Sengsavang contracted Sunlabob for a turn-key package of engineering design, procurement, installation, commission and post-sales maintenance. The grid-connect solar PV system was an ideal solution for Sengsavang with lower upfront cost than a system with battery bank (energy storage). The energy harvested will be consumed by Sengsavang themselves, reducing the monthly electricity bill and overall, reduce its environmental footprint.

“Given the long association that Sunlabob has with Sengsavang, we are proud to have installed a grid-connect solar system that will bring in ongoing cost-savings to this great organization” said Daophet Vongsakhamhoui, Head of Community Development, Sunlabob.

About Sengsavang: It’s a non-governmental organization that provides protection and assistance to victims and girls at risk of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Laos. Additionally, Sengsavang offers education, job...

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Sunlabob installs solar-powered refrigerators and lighting systems for three health centers in Luang Prabang Province

Nov 15, 2017

Sunlabob installs solar-powered refrigerators and lighting systems for three health centers in Luang Prabang Province

Sunlabob recently completed installation of solar-powered refrigerators and lighting system in Lao Sau, Phadeang, and Muang Mouy health centers in Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR.

Funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and contracted by Save the Children (SCI), the project focused primarily on the provision of reliable energy for lighting and storage of vaccines which in turn improves availability and quality of health care in remote off grid areas. These new systems will allow staff at the health centers to now respond to emergencies faster, and provide aid to patients during the night.

“Access to energy enables better access to health facilities in the remote communities, it is that simple!” said Daophet Vongsakhamhoui, who heads the Community Development of Sunlabob.

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Three rural villages in Laos receives solar water pumping system and training

Oct 30, 2017

Three rural villages in Laos receives solar water pumping system and training

Sunlabob recently completed the installation of solar-powered water pumping, storage and distribution system in three villages of Attapeu Province, Lao PDR.

Funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project focused on the provision of improved access to clean water in the target communities. Solar-powered water pumps, elevated storage tanks, and distribution systems have been installed in the three villages. Three members of each community have been trained to carry out repair and maintenance of the system. An awareness and education programme was set for the target communities in the proper use and management of new access to a distributed water system. The water accessed through these new taps now allows the entire community to drink, irrigate, wash and cook much more easily than before, bringing a vital change in the quality of life for people living in areas like Attapue Province where clean water is difficult to access.

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Myanmar’s first-ever grid-connected commercial rooftop PV officially launches at Junction City shopping center

Jul 28, 2017

Myanmar’s first-ever grid-connected commercial rooftop PV officially launches at Junction City shopping center

117 kWp rooftop solar PV system designed and installed by Sunlabob Renewable Energy

Sunlabob Renewable Energy, Ltd., a venture-backed company specializing in decentralized renewable energy this week recognized the official launch of the 117 kilowatt peak (kWp) solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Junction City, a world-class integrated commercial development in downtown Yangon.

The roof-mounted project, which finished construction in early 2017, is the first-ever grid-connected commercial rooftop PV system in Myanmar. It is projected to produce an average of more than 140,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of emissions-free electricity each year, which will be fully consumed by the retail space of Junction City.

Shwe Taung Group, the lead developer of Junction City, contracted Sunlabob for all services and materials related to the solar project including engineering design, procurement, installation, commissioning and post-sales maintenance.

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Sunlabob Renewable Energy partners with Anita Asia on rooftop solar PV at Myanmar garment factory

Jul 03, 2017

Sunlabob Renewable Energy partners with Anita Asia  on rooftop solar PV at Myanmar garment factory

Sunlabob Renewable Energy designs, supplies and builds 92.6 kWp rooftop system in Yangon

Sunlabob Renewable Energy, Ltd., a venture-backed company specializing in decentralized renewable energy, recently completed and commissioned a 92.6 kilowatt peak (kWp) rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation at Anita Asia Ltd., an Austrian-owned garment factory operating in Yangon since 1997.

The roof-mounted solar system, which uses 356 solar panels, is capable of producing more than 122,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of emissions-free electricity each year, on average.

“Anita Asia’s investment into solar power is firmly anchored by the company’s philosophy of sustainable economic development and continual improvement across all areas of our operations,” said Stephan Seidel, managing director of Anita Asia.

“Nearly 25 percent of Anita’s energy needs in Yangon are now covered by solar-based electricity, which enables the company to save money, reduce its environmental footprint and demonstrate its commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices,” added Seidel.

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Sunlabob Lao to implement 30kW grid-tied residential rooftop solar PV

Apr 18, 2017

Apartment complex to harvest one-eighth of energy supply from solar energy

Sunlabob recently signed a contract in Vientiane, Laos to install a 30kWp rooftop solar power system for an apartment complex owner and operator. The system, comprised of more than 100 solar panels, will reduce the complex’s electricity consumption and costs from the main government grid. The investment is projected to pay for itself in less than seven years.

“As grid-based electricity tariffs continue to rise – particularly for larger energy users like hotels, apartments, factories and shopping centers – building owners and operations managers are quickly realizing that a solar system designed to last for more than 25 years is a smart investment,” said Andy Schroeter, CEO, Sunlabob.

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Sunlabob Myanmar team completes C&I energy efficiency project for 9 garment and textile factories

Mar 31, 2017

Sunlabob Myanmar team completes C&I energy efficiency project for 9 garment and textile factories

Sunlabob recently concluded a multi-faceted project with SMART Myanmar to deliver energy efficiency technical training and audits at 9 garment and textile factories in Myanmar.

SMART Myanmar, which stands for “SMEs for Environmental Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency”, is a four-year SWITCH Asia project focused on supporting the sustainable production of "Made in Myanmar" garments and increasing the competitiveness of SMEs in the Myanmar garment sector. The project is funded by the European Union.

Sunlabob, which has implemented commercial and industrial energy efficiency activities in the Mekong region for nearly ten years, provided hands-on training to SMART’s technical staff, as well as led energy efficiency audits and action plans for the nine factories.

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Junction City to feature Myanmar’s first grid-connected solar PV system

Aug 03, 2016

Junction City to feature Myanmar’s first grid-connected solar PV system

Sunlabob Renewable Energy selected to design, build and operate the 117 kW rooftop solar PV system

Sunlabob Renewable Energy, Ltd. finalized an agreement this week with Shwe Taung Group to design, supply, build and operate a 117 kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Junction City, a world-class integrated development in downtown Yangon.

The roof-mounted solar system, which comprises 450 solar panels, is projected to produce an average of more than 140,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of emissions-free electricity each year.

Designed to operate for 25 years or more, the grid-connected solar system will provide ongoing cost-savings to Junction City by reducing both the consumption of grid-based electricity and also diesel fuel during back-up power situations.

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SMART Myanmar selects Sunlabob for garment factory energy efficiency training and audits

Jul 28, 2016

SMART Myanmar selects Sunlabob for garment factory energy efficiency training and audits

Sunlabob’s Yangon office recently finalized a contract with SMART Myanmar, a project funded by the European Union, to deliver energy efficiency technical training and audits at garment factories in Myanmar.

SMART Myanmar, which stands for “SMEs for Environmental Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency”, is a four-year SWITCH Asia project focused on supporting the sustainable production of "Made in Myanmar" garments and increasing the competitiveness of SMEs in the Myanmar garment sector.

Sunlabob, which has implemented commercial and industrial energy efficiency activities in the Mekong region for nearly ten years, will provide hands-on training to SMART’s technical staff, as well as lead energy efficiency audits and action plans for ten factories.

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Sunlabob Renewable Energy completes 11 solar mini-grids in Myanmar villages

Jul 01, 2016

Sunlabob Renewable Energy completes 11 solar mini-grids in Myanmar villages

Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd., the venture-backed company specializing in decentralized renewable energy and clean water solutions, recently finalized the turnkey implementation of eleven solar-powered mini-grids in remote communities of Myanmar.

The mini-grids, funded by the Government of Japan, are providing reliable, clean electricity to nearly 1,000 households in eleven villages throughout Shan State and Chin State, Myanmar.

The project is under the guidance of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’s Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

Andy Schroeter, Sunlabob CEO, stated: “Sunlabob is pleased to demonstrate that high-quality, international-standard solar expertise and technology has an important role to play in Myanmar.

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Sunlabob completes Lao PDR’s first-ever commercial solar project

Jun 15, 2016

Sunlabob completes Lao PDR’s first-ever commercial solar project

ANZ Bank in Vientiane turns to 90 kWp rooftop solar PV for long-term cost savings

VIENTIANE, LAOS (June 15, 2016) – Sunlabob recently completed the construction and commissioning of a 90 kWp roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s (ANZ) main office in Vientiane, Laos.

The project, which is the first-ever commercial grid-connected solar system in Laos, was inaugurated by a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by ANZ and Sunlabob executives, as well as the German Embassy diplomats and United Nations officials.

“Adding solar energy to our building perfectly aligns with ANZ’s approach to doing business and our ongoing commitment to reducing our impact on the environment,” said Craig Paice, COO ANZ Laos. “Solar is a smart, long-lasting and profitable investment that also enables ANZ to generate its own clean, renewable and environmentally-responsible electricity.”

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Sunlabob secures commercial solar contract with ANZ Bank in Laos

Feb 26, 2016

Sunlabob secures commercial solar contract with ANZ Bank in Laos

90 kWp rooftop solar PV to be country’s first commercial grid-connected solar project

Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd., the venture-backed company specializing in renewable energy and clean water solutions, recently finalized a contract to implement a 90 kWp roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s (ANZ) main office in Vientiane, Laos.

The project is the first-ever commercial grid-connected solar system in Laos.

“Adding solar energy to our building perfectly aligns with ANZ’s approach to doing business and our ongoing commitment to reducing our impact on the environment,” said Craig Paice, COO ANZ Laos. “Solar is a smart, long-lasting and profitable investment that also enables ANZ to generate its own clean, renewable and environmentally-responsible electricity.”

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