Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Solar Country Notes
The Peruvian WEC Member Committee reports that the installed capacity of photovoltaic cells at the end of 2005 was 3 713.5 kWp and that electricity generation from PV totalled 3 109.9 MWh in 2005. Direct output of heat from solar devices amounted to 62.6 TJ.
Solar Photovoltaic Panels are mainly used for village electrification, water pumping and telecommunication systems. The Ministry of Energy and Mines and some NGOs provide these types of system.
In the period 1996-2002 the Ministry of Energy and Mines installed 1 523 PV panels of 50 Wp each. According to the National Rural Electrification Plan, in the period 2005-2014, the installation of 4 524 PV panels is planned.
Solar thermal systems are used mainly for water heating, solar drying and cooking.