The Foundation supplies affordable electricity to each home via a system comprising a solar panel, three LED light bulbs and cabinet containing the battery that stores the electricity and system controller. Families can connect their apparatus to this equipment, charge their mobile devices and benefit from light during several hours a day. They also have a customer service center which they can call when a fault occurs on their system, or they want to question their invoices, replace a part, or buy compatible electro-domestic equipment.
Around 80,000 people in remote areas, in the different continents where acciona.org works, are benefiting from these programs, whether that’s in Mexico, Chile, Peru or Panama. Soon, as well as adding more customers in these countries, new countries will also join the fold such as the Philippines.
These long-established programs prove that sustainability is not just about the environment, but also economic and social, with initiatives applying appropriate technologies for each region, guaranteeing their maintenance and, above all, focusing on the local population and its needs, customs and capacities, while transforming the quality of life of people and the way we relate to what the planet offers us.