If you haven’t seen it already, check out this video from last month regarding Schneider Electric’s project in Peru that installed solar solutions in 32 homes.
It was a collaborative effort between residents of Anexo Angola (Quilmaná district, province of Cañete) and volunteers from Schneider Electric. Prior to the project, families in this remote village (130 km from Lima) had no access to electricity and relied on candles to light their homes. Alternatives, such as flashlights and generators, were used by some in the community, but were very expensive. The use of candles for light also proved to be dangerous, resulting in fires and some deaths.
Schneider Electric came in, and with help from members of the village, installed solar panels and a lighting system in each home. In addition, a solar system was also installed in the community center. This project re-enforced Schneider Electric’s firm belief in social responsibility. Not only was it important to provide sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions, but Schneider Electric made sure that residents were trained on how to properly use their system to make the most of their energy.