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Title: Solar Energy Potential and Applications in Myanmar
Date of publication: August 2008
Description/subject: Abstract: "Energy consumption is one of the indices in determining the levels of development of a nation. Therefore, availability of energy supply to all sectors of life in any country is crucial for its development. These exists shortage of all kinds of energy, particularly electricity which is badly needed for economic development. Electricity from the sun which is quite abundant in most of the developing countries is used in rural areas to meet basic electricity needs of a rural community. Today’s electricity supply in Myanmar is generated by fuel generators and hydroelectric power plants. However, far-flung areas which are away from National Grids cannot enjoy the electricity generated by these sources. Since Myanmar is a land of plentiful sunshine, especially in central and southern regions of the country, the first form of energy- solar energy could hopefully become the final solution to its energy supply problem. The direct conversion of solar energy into electricity using photovoltaic system has been receiving intensive installation not only in developed countries but also in developing countries. It is mainly intended to present solar energy potential and application in Myanmar. It is also wanted to get the benefits of using solar energy for people in remote areas which are not yet connected to the national grids because of the high price of fossil fuel."... Keywords—Electricity supply in Myanmar, National Grids, solar energy.
Author/creator: Thet Thet Han Yee, Su Su Win, and Nyein Nyein Soe
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 42 2008
Format/size: pdf (340K)
Date of entry/update: 25 October 2009


Title: SOLAR POWER SEEN AS SOLUTION FOR REMOTE VILLAGES
Date of publication: 12 October 2003
Description/subject: "Subsidies, technical support and greater awareness are needed to speed the development of alternative energy sources in Myanmar, an industry spokesman said last week. One of the leaders in the field, U Win Khaing, managing director of Myanmar Solar Energy System, a subsidiary of United Engineering, is enthusiastic about the future of solar power as an alternative power source in this country. “Myanmar has great potential for utilising solar energy which is a free energy source. It could provide an immediate solution for remote villages that are not connected to the national electricity grid”
Author/creator: Kyaw Naing,
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Times, 2003-10-03.
Format/size: pdf (85K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/show.php?cat=2448
Date of entry/update: 25 October 2009


Title: Renewable Energy Workshops in Burma
Date of publication: 2003
Description/subject: "...two hands-on renewable energy workshops were conducted in June 2002. One was for thirteen participants in Myitkyina, Kachin State in northern Burma, and another for fifteen participants in Toungoo in central Burma. The workshops emphasized both theory and practice of solar-electric system installation and maintenance..."
Author/creator: Chris Greacen
Language: English
Source/publisher: home power 98
Format/size: pdf (252K)
Date of entry/update: 25 October 2009