Off grid solar grows in Peru

The British Embassy in Peru, with technical assistance from UK company NGO Practical solutions, has installed a solar energy solution for a rural community in Peru. Located in the Southern remote region of Ocoruro, and at altitudes exceeding 4,000 meters, the solar technology will provide the community of Ocoruro with electricity for schools, medical facilities, and homes. 

British Ambassador Anwar Choudhury said: “I am very proud of this project, which has been made possible, thanks to British innovation and should serve as a model for future projects in Peru with the aim of providing electricity to remote communities off the electricity grid. “The technology exists, the installation is cheap and easy and it works perfectly in rural areas like Ocoruro.”