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Bringing electricity to the Andes

Project Goal: Bringing electricity to remote villages in the Andes

Climate Goal: Carbon-neutral electricity generation
Type of Energy: Micro wind, solar and hydro power units
Project Scale: 4,000 families in the region of Cajamarca, Peru

Many villages in the remote northern highlands of Peru are not connected to the electricity grid. Alternative energy sources are proving a big help. The aid organization "Soluciones Practicas" has installed micro wind turbines in many villages in the Cajamarca region that provide several thousand people with a daily electricity supply. It's helping boost their educational chances, improve communication and facilitate the setting up of businesses. The NGO is hoping to expand in South America.

A film by Michael Altenhenne