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Solar energy coming to Burma

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – According to company officials, OK Myanmar Co. Ltd. will commence employing solar energy in the near future.

The plan is mainly intended to provide service to microwave communication towers and remote areas in Burma with no electricity, said a company official.

“This solar energy plan is mainly for microwave communication towers, river water pumping stations and street lamps,” added a company engineer.

The service is to utilize Japanese manufactured Sanyo equipment and employ Japanese technical experts.

The project is intended to generate from 10 to 20 megawatts of electricity annually and comes with a 20 year guarantee. However, the cost of the service has yet to be fixed, stipulated a company employee.

OK Myanmar Co. was established in 1992 and conducts an export-import business supplying electrical equipment to government projects. They operate Daewoo and Sanyo showrooms in Rangoon, Nyapyitaw and Mandalay.

The company will showcase Sanyo solar energy products at the second annual ‘547 Trade Fair’ to be held in Rangoon from the 10th to 14th of next month.

However, despite being eco-friendly, analysts say the solar energy project carries a negative factor in that it comes with a high investment cost.

Neighboring Thailand has been using solar energy since 2003 and solar energy is consistently gaining traction throughout the industrialized world.

The world’s largest solar energy plant is in the U.S. state of California and generates 354 megawatts of electricity annually.


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