In the next months 30.000 people in the rural areas are going to be new electric power users thanks to a governmental project and to Plug The Sun solar solutions
The Argentinian program “Project for Renewable Energy in Rural Markets” (PERMER) is an ambitious program to bring green energy in far rural areas of the south american country, launched in the late 90’s, when still 2.5 million people were without electricity service in rural areas.
In this context Plug the Sun has been awarded with an important Off Grid tender issued by the Ministerio de Energía y Minería. Plug the Sun won on the basis of being the most competitive both under technical and financial point of view.
This tender is backed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a World’s Bank institution, granting a solid loan in order to guarantee the overall project.
As a result, the project involving Plug The Sun is going to bring green and off grid energy to 30,000 people living in rural areas of 8 provinces (Salta, Tucuman, Corrientes, Rio Negro, San Juan Y Santa Cruz, Neuquén, Chaco) thanks to 8,500 off grid solar kits
with a peak power ranging between 200 to 300 Wp depending on the installation batch and the required delivery of power into DC (direct current) or AC (alternating current).
An easy and cost effective solution bringing energy without huge infrastructures and investments and, at the same time, respecting the local environment and giving new opportunities also to small business activities.