Stand-alone PV lighting up rural Myanmar

Lighting up the world, one small village at a time, Panasonic has installed a solar generator and battery stand in Myanmar.

Photovoltaic power generation and battery storage are lighting up the small mountainous village of Yin Ma Chaung in central yanmar (Burma).

Panasonic provided the stand-alone station to the 140 households to provide light in the evening and to power a fridge.

Yin Ma Chaung residents contend with deadly snakes and the light was necessary to help them see in the dark.

Light also makes it possible for students to study at night.

Panasonic also provided a fridge for storing anti-venom.

Approximately 68 per cent of Myanmar’s population is off the grid, the highest proportion in the ASEAN region.