OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Panasonic Corporation heeft een autonoom fotovoltaïsch elektriciteitspakket geschonken aan het Myanmarese dorp Yin Ma Chaung, in de regio Magway. De installatie van de elektriciteitskast maakt deel uit van een initiatief voor maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen van het Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Development Project. Dit project krijgt steun van de stichting Mae Fah Luang (MFL), dat koninklijke bescherming van het Thaise koningshuis geniet. De installatie is in samenwerking met Mitsui & Co. uitgevoerd en gefinancierd met donaties voor activiteiten van MFL.
De kleine zonne-energiecentrale bestaat uit zonne-panelen en accu’s voor opwekking, opslag en efficiënt beheer van elektriciteit. Het systeem in staat het hele dorp van elektriciteit te voorzien, waardoor de circa 140 huishoudens in het bergdorp gebruik kunnen maken van elektrische apparatuur en verlichting.
Panasonic Provides the “Power Supply Station”; a Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Power Package to Off-Grid Areas in Myanmar
OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Panasonic Corporation provided the Power Supply Station; a stand-alone photovoltaic power package, to the village of Yin Ma Chaung, a Magway Region of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The Power Supply Station is installed as part of a CSR effort by the Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Development Project, supported by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage (MFL Foundation) of the Kingdom of Thailand. This project was rolled out in partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd as one of their CSR activities, and funded by donations to support the mission of the MFL Foundation’s activities.
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Image of Power Supply Station and the villagers (Photo: Business Wire)
Panasonic’s power supply station consists of solar modules and storage batteries, which enables energy to be created, stored and managed efficiently. The whole system is able to supply electricity to the entire village, relieving approximately 140 households in the non-electrified mountainous village by powering up electrical appliances and lights, which are essential and important in daily lives.
The presence of lightings in the village makes it possible for villagers to move around during the night, as prior to that; they were unable to do so since the area is inhabited by poisonous snakes. In addition, all the street lights have time-switch LED bulbs that could also make use of limited electricity, efficiently.
In Myanmar, its off-grid areas are said to be at the highest level among the ASEAN countries, at approximately 68% 1 across the nation. In its countryside, the number reaches to an estimate of 84%2 households being unconnected to electricity. To step up on its efforts, Panasonic also installed a refrigerator in the village’s meeting area to store anti-venom drugs. With a well-powered point, the meeting area has thus serves as a center for welfare, entertainment and other purposes.
The whole initiative aimed to provide additional electricity to surrounding villages as well; contributing to the entire Yenan Chuang Township.
Panasonic will continue to develop localized solutions in its bid to provide electricity to off-grid regions and improves the standard of living amongst communities, around the world.
[Overview of the Power Supply Station stand-alone photovoltaic power package]
The Power Supply Station is equipped with twelve Panasonic HIT ® 3 solar modules and can output approximately 3 kW of electricity. It is also equipped with 24 storage batteries (approximately 17 kWh), enabling it to supply stored power.
[Features of the Power Supply Station stand-alone photovoltaic power package]
(1) Stable quality and performance achieved by production at the factory
(2) Simple and quick assembly for portability and expansion
(3) Utilization of proven Panasonic technologies
Bringing safety to villages living in fear of venomous snakes-Power Supply Station-
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 474 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.553 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2016. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global.
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