solar panels on Peruvian shack-Julia Manzerova-CC-Flickr Peru has initiated a new solar panel program that will provide electricity to more than 2 million of its poorest residents.

Currently, only 66% of Peru’s 24 million people has access to electricity, according to the country’s Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino. By 2016, the plan is to provide electricity to 95% of residents through The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program.

(READ the full story from The 9 Billion)

Photo credit: Julia Manzerova-CC-Flickr

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