About two million Brazilians still live without access to electrical energy – but how many of these are in the Amazon? This is the question that the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEMA) wants to answer. In the last edition of the newsletter, we disclosed the two recent studies by the IEMA, a technical and economic study and one that addresses the socio-cultural aspects of the Xingu Solar project, by the Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA), which installed 70 photovoltaic solar systems in 65 villages belonging to the Indigenous Territory of the Xingu (TIX). The studies demonstrate that not only is there a demand for quality and clean energy in the communities, but also that the renewable sources can provide savings to the country in the future – precisely R$ 360,000 a year with respect to the TIX in federal subsidies paid for by the Brazilian population in public policies such as the Light for All Program. See the full article.

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