Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Solar Villages

One nifty thing about renewable energy is that it's scattered all over the Earth.  A given source may not be available everywhere, but most places are within easy reach of some or another source(s) of renewable energy.  That's terrific if you're in the middle of nowhere and don't have convenient access to a standard electrical grid.  You can make your own in various ways.  Here's an example...

Solar Villages Light Up the Andes
Marcela Valente, Inter Press Service: "The residents of the Puna, the dry Andean highlands in northern Argentina, are cut off from everything - except the sun. Living on arid land thousands of metres above sea level, they are on their way to becoming 'solar villages.' In the north and northwest of Jujuy province, people are finding that solar energy, a clean and inexhaustible source, can replace firewood, which is increasingly scarce. The EcoAndina Foundation is showing the way through a series of projects."
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