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.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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3 Responses

  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. Edouard says:

    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 !

  3. ROB says:

    More Governments around the world should follow Peru’s example.

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