Myanmar Officially Switches On 20 MW Solar Power Plant

Sungrow Inverters For Green Power Energy’s Bifacial Solar Power Project With 20 MW Capacity In Myanmar

Myanmar Officially Switches On 20 MW Solar Power Plant

Taung Daw Gwin Solar PV Project (in the picture) has 45,980 bifacial solar panels and tracking system, said Sungrow that has supplied its inverters for the GPE facility. (Photo Credit: Sungrow)

  • GPE has officially inaugurated 20 MW Tuang Daw Gwin Solar Power Plant in Myanmar’s Mandalay
  • It is expected to generate 45 GWh annually out of which 14% will be supplied to the nearby town of Kyaukse
  • Sungrow has supplied its inverters for the facility that it says was awarded under the country’s 2nd tender for utility scale PV projects

Green Power Energy Company Limited (GPE) of Myanmar has officially commissioned a 20 MW bifacial solar power plant in Mandalay region of the Asian nation, that’s equipped with 1500V string inverters from China’s Sungrow.

Having come up as a build-operate-own (BOO) project, Taung Daw Gwin Solar Power Plant is designed to generate 45 GWh of clean energy annually.

According to GPE, a subsidiary of Gold Energy Company Limited, the project with 45,980 solar panels can generate 25.1 MW DC or 22.9 MW AC annually. About 14% of the energy generated will be supplied to the nearby town of Kyaukse town, and remaining connected to the national grid via Thapyay Wa substation.

An independent power producer (IPP) facility, the project was selected under the country’s 2nd tender for utility scale PV projects, according to Sungrow whose inverters for the Myanmar project are compatible with bifacial modules and tracking system.

Sungrow APAC Region Director Luis Xu said, “The 20 MW PV project can not only offer our customers with maximum return on investment but also provide grounding benefits for local communities, such as offering more households and creating more jobs.”

Another Chinese concern PowerChina is building the ‘largest’ solar PV facility in Myanmar with 160 MW capacity for which it was reported to be sourcing PV modules in July 2022 (see China PV News Snippets).

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), at the end of 2021 Myanmar had installed around 80 MW of solar PV capacity. Overshadowed by political crisis and civil conflict, the country is not likely to grow its solar capacity beyond 280 MW cumulatively by 2030, as per Fitch Solutions (see Fitch Solutions Slashes Solar Forecast For Myanmar).

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