Bring Renewable Energy to 20 Peruvian Communities

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The project will implement off-grid solar power and micro-hydro systems to provide electricity to 20 communities in the Andean highlands of Peru.

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In Peru, 25% of the total population and approximately 70% of the rural and isolated areas lack electricity. Due to the rough terrain, the most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly systems for remote areas are off-grid, community-based energy options. However, very few have been installed. This project will provide benefits of clean, renewable energy to over 5,000 individuals in the Andean highlands of the District of Chirinos, Department of Cajamarca, Peru.


This project will provide clean and renewable electricity to 4 health clinics, 95 homes, 20 schools, and 11 community buildings through use of photovoltaic cells and micro-hydropower.

Long-Term Impact

Community members will help install, manage, and eventually take ownership of the renewable energy systems that provide electricity to their own homes, schools and health clinics. 20 villages and more than 5,000 people will benefit.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Green Empowerment

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @grnempower
Project Leader:
Andrea Johnson
Executive Director
Portland, OR United States

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Thanks to 52 donors like you, a total of $10,350 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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