Installation of highest wind turbine gets a mention in the World Guinness Book of Records

News on the electric power front as the company WindAid based in Trujillo, with the support of the ERM (Environmental Resources Management) Foundation, installed a windmill power generator at the base of Mount Pastoruri, near Huaraz. At an altitude over 5,000 metres, it will be the highest-located wind generator in the world. The commissioning and installing were carried out by volunteer engineers from several countries and will serve to provide electricity to the stores located at the grounds of the Pastoruri glacier. It has shown that it is possible to produce clean energy in remote locations using the benefices of renewable energy, although about 40% of the rural population of Peru still isn’t connected to any form of electric supply.

WindAid works to promote green energy in Peru, a country where many forgotten communities still function without electricity, whether it’s by installing wind generators in traditional pueblos, or educating youths about renewable energy. WindAid provides projects in Peru for people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training. Volunteers engaged in the cultural experience of a lifetime can effectively improve the lives of many Peruvians. WindAid has now gained a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for constructing the highest located wind turbine in the world. Great job!

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