Mee Panyar, Yangon, Myanmar

Mee Panyar is a Yangon-based social enterprise that builds and develops small scale solar systems ("mini-grids") as a source of energy, bringing access to clean electricity to remote local communities. 

Their programmes are directed in 2 main areas:

  • Community-directed projects – working with rural villages that currently have diesel mini-grids serving local households, they provide training and support to upgrade the old diesel systems and hybridize them with solar power. In the next 12 months, they aim to have impacted over 600 households in 3 villages of South Myanmar, equipping them with better quality and cleaner energy.
  • Developer projects – working directly with developers building new solar mini-grids, they provide hands-on training and ongoing support to people from local communities, to increase their capacity to operate and maintain the systems in a safe and efficient way. Over the next 12 months, they expect to provide between 15-35 trainings, which result in a total expected number of 50-180 trained technicians.

Mee Panyar was founded in early 2019 and though still young, has developed considerably as well as received very positive responses from donors and investors. They have a very passionate and driven team and their Director of Finance is a Harvard graduate in Business. They have sub-contracted their accounting in the first year to a local company, but plan to bring all the processes in-house from 2020. 

For more information, please visit their website.