Peru’s poorest will soon have solar power

When you hear me mention Resiliency Engines, think of this sort of thing.
Because free and sustainable power are an enormous part of them. As is safe, abundant, perennial food. And natural built housing, and holistic healing and gift economy structures.

Trickle UP, essentially.

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Solar is for rich people — or so it often seems. There’s the cost of the panels themselves (although they’re slowly becoming more affordable) and the fact that getting your landlord to plop solar panels atop your apartment building might be a lost cause (unless you live in these Seattle apartments). Community solar is catching on, but solar is still out of reach for most of us.

Unless you live in Peru. The country just launched The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program, an initiative to get solar to 2 million of the country’s poorest residents:

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