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October 20, 2015 AT 4:00 am

Making Ice With Solar Power In The Amazon #SolarPower


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Producing is and other amenities with solar power in the Amazon. via wider image

On the banks of a river in Brazil’s largest state, the warmth of the sun is helping to keep local produce fresh, pump river water to homes and light up a soccer field.

The Solar Ice project, developed by the Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development and Sao Paulo University, uses solar power to produce ice on the Parana do Amana river in the northwest state of Amazonas.

The initiative aims to improve access to electricity, previously generated only using diesel, and improve living standards for the Vila Nova do Amana community, located in a Sustainable Development Reserve.

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