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500,000 households to be solar powered in Peru

Monday, July 08, 2013

Only 66% of Peru’s population currently has electricity access. 500,000 households are to be provided with solar panels via Peru’s National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program (NPHEP), which aims to provide 95% of Peru with energy, by 2016. The minister of energy and mines (MEM), Jorge Merino Tafur, announced the start of the NPHEP in the […]

[OFFICIAL VIDEO] A Liter Of Light -Latin American

Monday, July 08, 2013

President Obama is taking action on climate change

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Energy integration in Central America: Full steam ahead

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

While many have heard of the Central American Electrical Interconnection System, SIEPAC, few are aware that electricity integration in Central America is now a reality. SIEPAC is already operating commercially and has helped to provide electricity to countries’ national grids when they were experiencing shortages. An important milestone was achieved on June 1 of this […]

Latin America and the Caribbean could cover all their electricity needs using renewable resources: IDB report

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lower prices and new technologies are making solar, wind and other resources competitive with fossil fuels for power generation Latin America and the Caribbean’s renewable energy endowment is large enough to cover its projected 2050 electricity needs 22 times over, according to a new report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The report, Rethinking […]

Developing a Regional Renewable Energy Roadmap for Central America

Monday, June 17, 2013

Nearly 22 percent of the world’s electricity is now supplied by renewable energy, and Central America is part of this global transition. The region is a worldwide leader in hydropower and geothermal energy, and most Central American countries are developing wind power projects. Yet the region is far from harvesting its enormous renewable energy resources […]