Sunlabob Renewable Energy has completed work on a mini-grid that will supply electricity to a remote village in rural Laos.
Sunlabob, which is based in Laos, claims the mini-grid will now provide around 500 villagers in Ban Houaypha, Luang Prabang province with affordable and reliable energy.
Working in conjunction with Fondation Energies pour le Monde (‘World Energy Foundation’), the French non-profit organisation co-funded by the European Union’s Intelligent Energy Europe programme, Sunlabob aimed to provide a self-sustaining operational model, employing local residents to operate, maintain and manage the system.
Around 83 households will utilise electricity from a 6.5kWp solar plant, distributed through a decentralised grid. Sunlabob supplied materials as well as designing and installing the system. Sunlabob and the foundation have previously already worked together on providing solar power to around 100 residents of another area of rural Laos.