Who We Are
Indigo Energy started when Allen Himes came to Myanmar in 2012 to explore the possibility of developing renewable energy projects. While he looked through a number of potential opportunities including large scale wind farm development and biomass gasification, Indigo Energy invested early in the Myanmar electricity sector by developing, designing, building, and operating some solar micro-grid pilots in Ayeyawaddy Division in 2013.
Indigo Energy successfully piloted the micro-grid projects, but was early to the market for micro-grids in Myanmar. As such, investors were not comfortable with the early stage risk and Indigo Energy was not able to raise money to scale the operations. Following these micro-grid projects, Allen focused on consulting projects in the solar and infrastructure space, both locally and in the region.
In early 2017, after appropriate research on where the market opportunities were in Myanmar, Indigo Energy was relaunched and focused on rooftop solar for industrial application. Since restarting, the team has grown to 6 full time sales and engineering staff and has visited over 25 factories in the Yangon area. Additionally, we signed an agreement with our investment partner late in 2017, allowing us to build and scale projects quickly.
2018 is poised to be a breakthrough year for Indigo Energy as we have signed preliminary agreements with a number of clients and are in advanced discussions with many more. We anticipate having projects complete by the end of the year.