BCleantech reports successful launch of Bright 150 in Myanmar
April 24th, 2015: The Bright Foundation, in association with the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS), has launched its first solar off-grid system, the Bright 150, in a village in Myanmar. The Bright 150 uses technology (patent pending), of which BCleantech has ownership.
The installation of the Bright 150 will not only benefit the residents of Min Ywar Seik Gyi in the Yangon region through electricity and light provision, but also through powering a water pumping station that will provide all households with a constant supply of water. In the future, the solar generator will also power the local school and possibly a rural health centre that is planned for the future.
Gaetan Borgers, CEO of BCleantech, says: “We are happy to receive very positive feedback from the users. This creates a track record on which we will build commercial success for this product”.
A video reporting the event can be found below.
BCleantech Announces World-Class Advisory Board
BCleantech co-founder and CEO Gaetan Borgers said that “he is delighted to announce the formation of a world-class advisory board with the highest level of global experience in industry and academia”.
Co-founder Stephane Paquier said “BCleantech aims to be at the forefront of sustainable energy development and frontier markets. The formation of the advisory board signals our intent to service critical markets through evidence-based know-how and practical experience”.
“BCleantech is committed to providing cutting-edge technology and one-stop solutions, including financing to a diverse range of clients and industries. The advisory board will ensure that our operations deliver profitable outcomes while complying with the highest standards of corporate governance and ethics”, said Borgers.
The five-member Advisory board is comprised of Professor Edward Ayensu, who brings to the board decades of development experience with key institutions, including the World Bank and the African Development Bank. Dr Charlie Gay is an internationally renowned solar industry executive, having held leading positions with the likes of Siemens, Sunpower, Applied Materials, and the United States Department of Energy. Chris Laursen is a highly respected Engineering, Procurement and Construction executive with expertise in virtually every kind of power plant. His last corporate role was as the CEO of Quanta Power Generation. Geoffrey Merszei is the founder and owner of Zolentis Advisory. He was previously Corporate CFO and Board Member of the Dow Chemical Company and Executive Vice President and CFO of Alcan Inc. Finally, Dr Leif Sjolblom is Professor of Financial Management at the renowned IMD Business School in Lausanne, a former director of the school’s program for executive development, and also actively advising in Africa.
Borgers and Paquier said, “the formation of the advisory board represents an immense step forward for BCleantech. The wealth of knowledge we’ve assembled from renowned leaders in their fields validates our vision and provides continuous innovation and strength to the company”
BCleantech meets the President of Kenya - Baricho on January 11th, 2016
During a planned visit to the Baricho site, where he broke ground for a project to increase water capacity, his Excellency Mr Kenyatta, President of Kenya, visited the stand that Bcleantech and his partners erected to showcase our solution to power 100% of all present and future energy needs at Baricho. His Excellency then attended a presentation by the Siemens representative and expressed his support for this strategic project.
Stephane Paquier represented BCleantech at this event, together with the leaders of our strategic partner Siemens AG, Zormar Group and Shelters Solutions.
BCleantech together with its strategic parter Siemens, and local developers Zormar Group and Shelter Solutions have been actively working on a 120 MGW wind/solar hybrid project in Kenya. The strategic goal is developing a renewable solution to power 100% of the current and future power needs of the Baricho water treatment facility that feeds the whole Kenyan coastal region.
This attached article follows a series of meetings at the highest level of the country and demonstrates the significant progress achieved to date.