The project, when completed, will provide electricity to some of the poorest areas in the city, media reports suggested.
Griselda Alderete, living in a low-income housing known as La Perla near Buenos Aires, said that the new heating system has improved her family’s health and wellbeing.
“When you buy the propane gas in the tanks, it can cost five to six times more than the gas that is in the network,” Ashley Valle, who works with FOVISEE, a non-profit sustainability and housing organisation in Argentina, was quoted as saying by the media.
“The gas in the tanks is not subsidized, so that automatically leaves lower-income groups paying more for energy,” Valle was quoted as saying.
FOVISEE will install solar water heaters on the roofs of homes in La Perla, and hopes to provide with a low-cost energy solution, even as building awareness on renewables. So far, the NGO has equipped about 42 homes with the solar technology.