President Martin Vizcarra has affirmed one of his administration's goals for the nation's Independence Bicentennial (2021) is that all Peruvians have access to electrical energy in optimal conditions.
During the closing of the Sun World 2019
event on Thursday night, the statesman said one of the goals in the rural area
is to approach the 100% coverage.
"The project has allowed us to move the massive photovoltaic program forward, with which 117,000 solar panels have been installed
, thus benefiting 115,000 households, 1,748 schools, and 306 health centers in the most remote areas," he stated.
The President mentioned that experiences in the use of renewable energy
—such as that of an engineer who built a solar-powered agricultural plant in northern Lambayeque region or that of a Andean Ayacucho region-based engineer who created a pot that boosts photovoltaic panels' generation with the use of plant photosynthesis— enable an important change and improve people's quality of life
Another dimension of the renewable energy
use, he noted, is the care of the environment, because this type of energy has the potential to become the engine driving global energy transformation and decarbonizing the economies.
The Head of State said Latin America has the unique natural conditions to develop renewable energy
—as well as a sense of urgency— because it has been impacted by climate change, just like the rest of the world.