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Solar Solutions for Traditional Communities

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For remote forest communities, steady sources of renewable power can improve air quality, minimize tree harvesting, and provide domestic lighting for the evening work, especially important for children’s studies.

In the Waura village of Ulupuene, which is situated along the banks of the Batovi River within the confines of the Xingu Indigenous Territory in Brazil, ACT facilitated the installation of solar-electric power systems for the village’s school and its eleven dwellings.

Villagers participated in the installation and gained a basic understanding of solar system design. The installation is helping to reduce the community’s dependency on gasoline-generated power and disposable batteries.

The Waura’s traditions are strong and they adopt the outside world piece by piece, molding western influences and goods to fit their own lifestyles and understanding  of the world. The adoption of solar power is one such way in which western technology has been allowed to enter the flow of traditional life.

For remote forest communities, steady sources of renewable power can improve air quality, minimize tree harvesting, and provide domestic lighting. See how @AmazonTeamOrg has helped the Waura village of Ulupuene in Brazil adopt… Click To Tweet

 

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