Peru to provide solar panels to two million inhabitants

PeruI seldom blog about Latin America besides the occasional post on the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. So when I read about Peru’s efforts to give access to its poorest population, I just knew I had to share this.

The Peruvian National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program will benefit more than 2 million people by providing them solar panels. The program is due to cost $200 million, or 150 million euros.

Currently, half of the national electricity supply is from hydro, the other half from thermal plants. The country has a huge potential for renewables. Now let’s hope this example will be followed elsewhere.

3 thoughts on “Peru to provide solar panels to two million inhabitants”

  1. great news worth sharing–if a small country can develop their renewable potential AND take care of its own poor population–THEN–what reasoning can developed nations use to maintain the un-sustainables..

  2. I agree Nadine, I agree with you.

    Peru is helping its poorest population go green. Meanwhile, rich nations like the US or France – and the others – are doing nothing much to help climate change.

    It’s time this changes !

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