Who, What & Where

  • Plug the Sun 
  • Rural Electrification in Peru
  • Peru

The Company

Plug the Sun designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates the most innovative solar off-grid solutions to improve access to electricity all around the world. 

Plug the Sun is the next generation of portable solar power kits, solar home systems and mini-grids suitable for your room, house, workshop and community. Thanks to propriety technology, all Plug the Sun products feature high density power electronics and smart energy management systems to achieve the best reliability and performace for our customers' power needs. 

Plug the Sun systems can also be tailored according to your unique needs; they truly are the complete home and village solar power solution. We can offer 'turn-key' assistance, overseeing 360° of the project implementation from start to finish, integrating the most advanced technologies, providing quality installations and maximum technical reliability.

The Challenge

FastPower has delivered its off grid solutions in the Andean Area, a case developed with the Government of Lima for rural villages. Most of the population of Peru lives in remote rural areas, often at very disadvantageous locations. Numbers say grid electricity is used by 39% of the rural households, a tiny fraction of households, 0.6% have generators.

Opportunities for Renewables

Looking only at rural households without electricity, the most common source of energy for lighting comes from kerosene (80% of rural households) and candles (65% of rural households). But any project to bring electricity in rural areas must face one heavy issue: many sites are far from main cities with no grid connectivity, sometimes at extreme altitude (over 5,000 metres). Natural geographic conditions of Peru make the traditional electrication of grids very complicated and unsustainable, and much of the population has no access to a consistent power source.

Renewable Solution

Our solutions were able to by-pass the huge obstacles to bring electricity to rural areas. We designed, sourced and helped to implement our grid Solar Solutions for the Government of Peru, following their down-selection to support its programme via commercial tender. A Service catalogue approach was developed to create pre-integrated solutions for different site types: a low cost DC12V solution to power home systems, and separate AC220V solutions for schools and hospital clinics. Also included was a training and certification process to ensure knowledge transfer to communities benefitting from the approach.

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Project Outcome


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Luca Piffer

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