Brazil, "Light for All": the project to provide rural areas with electricity

26/08/2011

Since its creation in 2004, the "Luz para Todos - Light for All" project has involved about 400 thousand workers and has provided electricity for more than 2.5 million people, with positive effects for more than 13 million people

New and important results for the "Luz para Todos" (Light for All) set up by the Government of Brazil to provide electricity to the rural areas of the country. In the last few weeks, more than BRR 800 thousand (EUR 362 thousand) have been allocated to provide energy to the village of Brilho do Sol, in the municipality of Telêmaco Borba (Paranà), by means of the installation of several photovoltaic installations. Thanks to this project, about 130 Brazilian families will have electricity and will be able to take advantage of additional services such as a community kitchen and a vegetable garden, for the production of sweets, jams and conserves. Since its creation in 2004, the Luz para Todos project has involved about 400 thousand workers and has provided electricity to more than 2.5 million people in the rural areas of Brazil, with positive effects for more than 13 million people. The installations will be connected to a mini distribution grid, able to guarantee users energy self-sufficiency and a better style of life.