Peru’s poorest to get power through government solar plan
A new solar power initiative launched by Peru will see more than two million of its poorest residents gain access to electricity for the first time.
Energy and mining minister Jorge Merino said the scheme will ensure 95% of the country has electricity by the end of 2016, compared to 66% at present.
“This programme is aimed at the poorest people, those who lack access to electric lighting and still use oil lamps, spending their own resources to pay for fuels that harm their health,” he said.
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