Luz en Casa Ngäbe-Buglé brings electricity to 500 additional households

  • The new scaling, in the Ngäbe-Buglé indigenous region, provides solar home systems to improve the quality of life of 2,800 additional people.
  • This expansion is co-funded by Senacyt, Panama's National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation. Panama has been bringing electricity to isolated households in the Ngäbe-Buglé indigenous region since 2018. Currently, there are a total of 2,700 households with third generation solar home systems. Now, with the new scaling to 500 additional families, a total of 3,200 new households will have access to reliable, renewable and affordable energy.

More than a third of Panamanian households without basic electricity service through grid connection are in the Ngäbe-Buglé region. It is an area of mountainous terrain and steep slopes with isolated communities. These conditions make it difficult to provide electricity by conventional means to remote households. Due to their isolated situation, cooperates to bring access to electricity service to them with a sustainable alternative: solar home systems.

For the implementation of the project, as always when cooperates with indigenous people, the approval from the Ngäbe-Buglé region coordination council has been achieved in order to be able the scaling of Luz en Casa programme in the communities.

In addition, this scaling project, which is a continuation of the Luz en Casa Ngäbe-Buglé programme, has been co-funded by Panama's National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (Senacyt).

About 2,800 additional people will have access to electricity for more than 6 hours a day with these third generation solar home systems. This service allows them to light up at night and also to charge small electrical appliances such as cell phone, radio, television, etc. The quality of life of the benefited people has improved significantly with improvements in health, economy and leisure time.

Luz en Casa Ngäbe-Buglé provides regenerative solutions for sustainable environments.


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