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Peru Will Give Free Solar Power to 2 Million Poorest Citizens

Adele Peters

Peruvians who don't have access to the power grid today will soon be getting their own free home solar panels, thanks to the national government. A new program will start by giving solar power to 500,000 of the lowest-income households in the country. By 2016, 95 percent of Peru should have electricity and all of the benefits that come with it, from saving money, to more chances to study, to better health and safety.

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  • Emily Friedman

    What a great idea! I'll be really interested to see if this is a successful program that could be replicated elsewhere.

    • Adele Peters

      Agreed! Peru's lucky because it's especially sunny, but something like this really could work anywhere...