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IJSEA Archive (Volume 7, Issue 8)

International Journal of Science and Engineering Applications (IJSEA)  (Volume 7, Issue 8 August 2018)

Status of Solar Energy Potential, Development and Application in Myanmar

Hla Myo Aung , Zaw Min Naing , Thi Thi Soe


Keywords: solar energy, renewable energy, rural electrification, off-grid area, mini-grid system, environmental friendly

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        Myanmar has abundant of renewable energy resources through the country. Among the renewable energy available, the potential of solar energy is one of the great interests in Myanmar. The government of Myanmar has set a plan to electrify the whole county in 2030. On the other hand, ASEAN has a target that is to increase 23% of Renewable Energy in ASEAN generation mix by 2025. For the time being, Myanmar has mainly relied on hydropower system for the electricity generation. Due to lack of water in summer season in Myanmar, Solar Energy will be a vital role in Electricity generation because of the high sunshine hours for that time. Therefore, the government of Myanmar is trying to increase the utilization of solar energy for the rural electrification. In this respect, the seventy percent of population are living in rural area where they cannot access the electricity. For the off-grid area, Myanmar has mainly emphasis on solar home system and mini-grid system to be sustainable, affordable and environmental friendly. This paper aims to describe the high potential of solar energy, current situation of solar energy implementations and the important of Renewable Energy of Myanmar respectively. This paper is also intends to know good opportunity for international investors and developers concerning solar energy. This paper presents Hence, The current status, future potentials of solar energy sector and solar energy development in Myanmar are presented in this context. In this paper, also up to date information is provided for the solar energy sector of the country.

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title = "Status of Solar Energy Potential, Development and Application in Myanmar ",
journal = "International Journal of Science and Engineering Applications (IJSEA)",
volume = "7",
number = "8",
pages = "133 - 137 ",
year = "2018",
author = " Hla Myo Aung , Zaw Min Naing , Thi Thi Soe ",