I 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.