Acciona to present its Peruvian electrification project at the UN Climate Change Conference

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The challenge that Acciona has undertaken consists of bringing electricity to the most isolated communities in Peru and Mexico using household photovoltaic systems.

Acciona will present the results of its project to bring electricity to rural areas in Peru using solar energy at the United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Lima. The challenge undertaken by Acciona, through the company’s Microenergy Foundation (Fundación Acciona Microenergía), is to bring electricity to the most isolated communities in Peru and Mexico using household photovoltaic systems.

The Spanish company has shown that rural electrification using renewable energy is both technically viable and economically sustainable for service providers. It’s also affordable for low-income families as well as for those suffering from extreme poverty.

Acciona has proven that renewable energies can be a catalyst for economic and social development in rural communities, without damaging the environment and aggravating the problem of global warming.

Acciona’s Microenergy Foundation has now helped over 16,000 consumers in Peru’s province of Cajamarca, and another 6,000 people in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The Foundation will present the results of its ‘Luz en Casa’ (Light at Home) initiative during this Conference.