This project will implement off-grid small-scale wind energy in order to provide the electricity necessary for each of the 33 homes that make up the small community of Alumbre in Peru.
The town of Alumbre is located in a region called Cajamarca which has the lowest electricity rate in the entire country, about 37%. Once these wind turbines are installed, they will provide roughly four hours of electricity every day, benefiting 132 individuals. This project will serve as a pilot for future scaling-up, since it will be the first demonstration of a community wind project in Peru. As of now, the families living in Alumbre are dependent on kerosene, candles, and batteries.
Soluciones Practicas- ITDG, an international NGO, designed and developed a model for 100 watt wind turbine generators. The project team will install these generators for 33 homes in the Alumbre community.
While this project will allow for this community to manage and eventually take ownership over their source of power, the long-term impact of this project will be the replication of this type of program based on its success within these communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Soluciones Practicas, Peru website
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