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Mauricio Solano Peralta

Project Engineer

Mauricio Solano-Peralta has over seven years of experience as a consultant and engineer on energy access and renewable energy projects.

Mauricio has significant experience in engaging with renewable energy and rural electrification initiatives, programmes and multiple stakeholders at the institutional, regulatory, local community, academic and political levels, as well as assessing the technical and social aspects of energy access projects.

Mauricio has conducted several consultancy work and projects in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Panama, Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, among others for multilaterals, NGOs, governments and private companies. Relevant experience includes project management of the deployment of 600 solar-home systems in the Dominican Republic (2012 - 2013); final evaluation of Argentina’s PERMER rural electrification program financed by the World Bank (2013); and technology outlook for minigrid technologies for IRENA (2015 - 2016).

Mauricio has also significant experience at the multi-lateral and political levels working as an Energy Specialist for the Department of Sustainable Development at the Organization of American States. Mauricio has contributed to the EU PV Conference as evaluator, acted as a reviewer for Elsevier’s Energy Policy journal, and contributes annually to the REN21 Renewable Energy Global Status Report, among other publications and conferences.

Training and Qualifications:

  • Master of Environmental Science, focused in Sustainable Development (honours), Utrecht University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (honours), Ins_tuto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (1998)