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.

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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

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

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 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

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

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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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