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Renewables: Peruvian windpower projects get U.S. backing.

Proposals from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Universidad Nacional de Trujillo were chosen from projects submitted by universities from around the world. 

Wind energy projects from two Peruvian universities will receive U.S. funding after being chosen from proposals submitted by 10 universities from across the globe.

Andina news agency reports that the chosen projects were submitted by ¿ the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (UNT) and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).

The projects will be developed with support from the University of Arizona, Andina reports.

“As a representative of a public university, I feel encouraged by this recognition, alongside our sister, PUCP. This project won’t just received financing, but we will also benefit from the exchange of experiences between Peruvian universities and the University of Arizona,” said UNT rector Orlando Velásquez.

Velásquez told press that he and PUCP rector Marcial Rubio Correa will attend a meeting tomorrow with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.

According to Terra Perú, the UNT project is an initiative that uses wind power to bring electricity to remote communities in the Peruvian región of La Libertad. Material support will be provided by international organization Windaid, and will have a useful life of at least 15 years, reports Terra Peru. 



Fuente:   Peru this Week