Peru to Add 200 MW of Renewable Energy in 2012

Piura, Peru

Peru is not a renewable energy giant, for sure. But it, like many countries around the world, is taking climate change and peak oil seriously and is looking to do its part.

Peru is planning to implement 6 renewable energy projects, 3 solar energy projects and 3 wind energy projects, in 2012. In total, these projects will have a capacity of 200 MW.

The solar power plants will be built in the north (Piura) and the wind farms in the south (Moquegua, Arequipa, and Tacna).

Nice to see Peru focusing more on energy sources of the future. Now if only the U.S. could….

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