Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Peru aims to cover rural electrical gap with solar panels by 2020

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru plans to nearly close its gap in electrical coverage in rural regions by the end of the decade with a recently-awarded $28.5 million solar-energy contract, the government said on Wednesday. Ergon Peru S.A.C., which beat one other bidder on the contract awarded on Friday, will install 500,000 solar panels across Peru and guarantee their operation for 15 years, said Energy and Mines Minister Eleodoro Mayorga. Only 70 percent of rural Peru is now connected to the electrical grid, compared to 90 percent nationally. …

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