Plug the Sun’s Solar Home Systems (SHS) are helping isolated households in Argentina to improve their quality of life, allowing lightning and thanks to the possibility to connect electrical appliances to the solar kit.
These installations are part of the PERMER project that has been issued by the Argentinian Government for the rural electrification of approximately 30,000 low-income users.
Plug the Sun’s Team interviewed some people who received the solar kit for rural electrification and asked them how it has changed their quality of life.
The most significant advantage for all the people interviewed, is the possibility to have a reliable source of illumination, while before they used kerosene or gas lamps that are quite dangerous and not as powerful as LED lights. Now, thanks to Plug the Sun’s Solar Home System (SHS) for rural electrification, these people can have dinner together and can walk during the night without the fear of crushing dangerous insects or snakes.
Older people can go to the bathroom at night without any danger of falling.
Watching TV, reading a book and charging a phone is now easy also for these people, that have been always isolated from the electrical grid, and now, thanks to Plug the Sun’s solar home systems, can live better and can be connected to the world.
Hereinafter we report the interview made to Mr. Serrano Julio Vicente, a 70 years old man who lives in the province of Salta.
Mr. Serrano is currently retired, but continues to work in agriculture. His family group consists of 2 people (he and his son).
Before the arrival of photovoltaic equipment they used kerosene lamps and lanterns, and they lay down and slept at nightfall, but now they can perform tasks during the night such as reading, braiding the skin for the tools they use in the country and above all receive visits from their relatives without any risk, such as hidden scorpions.