Peru's economy is growing, and so is its demand for electricity. Even so, almost 25 percent of the population lacks access to the national grid. Rural regions are now seeing a boom in renewable energy.
A number of villages in Cajamarca in the Andes now rely on alternative energy supplies. Power masts are too costly for these remote areas, so the aid organization “Soluciones Practicas” has installed a range of micro wind turbines and solar systems instead - giving more than 6000 people access to electricity.