October of 2021 to December of 2022
MSc accomplishes our environmental goals by providing each community project with quality equipment, project management expertise, and geographically-based solutions. Our cost-saving and low-maintenance clean energy systems enhance the quality of life for these communities. Not only are these systems a reliable and stable energy source for electricity, but they also create the opportunity for these communities to reallocate funds for other necessities. MSc’s ultimate vision is to provide industry-leading clean energy financing and consulting services throughout Latin America to foster economic growth in an environmentally and socially sustainable way.
November 2021 – Maria Auxiliadora, Ayaviri, Puno
By Clint Fandrich
Maria Auxiliadora is located in a bustling little community of Ayaviri in Puno Region, just northwest of the famous Lake Titicaca. The facility is home to 24 girls and is also a school for children from around the area from about age 5 to 16.
In November of 2021, MSc installed a 2kW Hybrid PV system comprised of six panels, four batteries, and a 5kW inverter. The installation took just 3 days and will save more than $550 per year in electricity expenses.
This project was made possible through our program, Nuestra Energía, and thanks to the generosity of donors to our organization between June and November of 2021. See below for more information about Nuestra Energía and our other projects!
December 2020 to March 2021 – Casa Hogar El Amor de Dios, Arequipa
By Clint Fandrich
We sat down with Jose Ingalls Ruiz, administrator of the orphanage, in late December of 2020 to talk about the potential development of a solar energy system at El Amor de Dios (The Love of God) orphanage in Arequipa, Peru.
He talked at length about the cost savings potential of such a system and the benefits it could afford to the children under his care.
For more information about the facility and the project opportunity, feel free to check out the video below!
Electricity costs for the facility range from S/250 to 350 ($70-98). The system proposed by MSc for the facility could save as much as 70% on energy costs or more.
Jose talked about the importance of this potential savings when it comes to enrolling the children in school come February. Enrollment for each child is approximately $13 and school supplies account for another $10.
With these cost savings, the orphanage could provide education for as many as 25 children, or nearly all of those currently residing at the facility.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort. We are currently accepting cash donations in Peru and will soon have donation infrastructure up and running in the US. This project has inspired a new program to help similar facilities leverage the awesome power of clean energy! By September of 2021, we are hoping to begin project implementation, please contact us for more information!
March 2021 UPDATE – We have completed the installation at El Amor de Dios of a hybrid solar energy system. We are so excited to see the savings this system will provide and humbled by the lessons we learned. Thank you again to everyone for your kind donations!
Feel free to check out the video above that outlines how the project came together and a few more details about MSc’s future project and program development.
October 2018 – Los Jazmines, Arequipa
By Billy Callis
Fortunately, Felita and I spoke often and, from our many shared jokes and stories, I learned about her incredible capacity to give. Here’s why she could use some support: working a 9-10 hour day not only puts food on the table, it also covers medical costs for her elderly father. Besides that, Felita mentors and supports many of her district’s orphaned adolescents, covering living and educational expenses. She wants to be able to support them more but, because her house has limited access to electricity, they often can’t live with her because they need computers to complete school work. This woman gives an incredible amount to her community. What stops her from giving more is the depressed access to basic utilities like plumbing, potable water, food markets, and electricity in her community.
For Felita, her community, and other communities in the same situation, the intricacy of economics obscures clear decision making. For example, while the government oversees performance and maintenance aspects of basic utilities, private companies often build and own the distribution network. This puts private entities in an awkward position. They want to show social responsibility but also need to implement fiscally responsible projects. Weighing the costs of materials, designs, permits, labor, and a litany of other concerns, investments by these companies in basic infrastructure need sound economic planning with a positive long-term outlook. This is where MSc fills the gap. In between costly investments and the urgent needs of communities around Peru, MSc provides value by supporting them with clean energy projects that demonstrate efficacy, scalability and replicability.
Mundo Sostenible is working with local and international partners to bring clean energy projects to Peru and beyond!