Latin America

Community in the Peruvian Andes develops its productive capacities through renewable energy

Jul 15th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Latin America

The Community of San Francisco de Raymina nested in the Southern Peruvian highlands has moved into the first phase of developing a project aimed at increasing their capacity to produce organic flours, herbs, organic vegetables and dairies through the use of renewable energy. The plan, developed in collaboration with the Centre for Renewable Energies and [...]

SELF’s Response to the Haiti Disaster

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Latin America, SELF

In response to the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, SELF is accelerating their work to power health clinics in Haiti with their partner on the ground, Partners In Health (PIH). SELF and PIH have been working together since 2006 to bring solar power to PIH operations around the world. We have already provided solar electricity to Boucan Carre in Haiti, and have plans to solar electrify all 10 PIH sites in Haiti.

Winners of Energy Innovation Prize Announced

Oct 16th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Latin America

Two clean energy projects from St Lucia are the first of an expected 25 awards which will be made in the 2009 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for Latin America and the Caribbean. The entrepreneurs have won a total of $280,000 USD to develop innovative technologies to meet the challenges of energy access and climate change. [...]

Rural Solar in South America Project

Jan 28th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Latin America, Solar PV, Solar-Aid

In South America, the widespread destruction of rainforest poses a huge threat to the planet, increasing the effects of climate change. While the protection of the forest is of great concern, many rural communities have no electricity source and continue to rely on wood for light and heat. Without it, they struggle to survive. South [...]