The Ministry of Energy (MEM) installed more than 80,000 solar panels in areas that are not connected to the renewable energy grid, with the objective of reducing the rural electrification gap.
According to information from BN Americas, the company Ergon Perú SAC stands out in this project. They informed that it has “reached an important advance of the mandatory facilities, with the installation of more than 80,000 solar panels in different rural areas in the north, center and south of the country”, they wrote.
It is expected that by July 2019 200,000 solar panels will be installed. They will provide users with a basic electricity service, as well as maintenance insured for 15 years.
“Also, the project includes the installation of photovoltaic equipment of greater capacity in 4,000 educational centers and medical posts”, BN Americas informed.
Angelo Coppacchioli, general manager of Ergon Peru SAC, said that more than 200,000 families will benefit from this project, which also provides clean energy.
“There are more than 200 thousand families that will be benefited, we are facing the project of greater national scope and social impact with a focus on the poorest and most isolated areas of Peru, to which It will provide you with clean energy and the opportunity to improve your productive activities in your environment and access permanent communication with others. “
Mayor Rita Suaña of the Uros Island thanked the MEM and the company Ergon Perú SAC for the effort to bring electricity to the most remote towns in the country. This is the first project of its kind in Peru and is thought to be a reference in Latin America.