A growing number of people in Mexico are using renewable energy technology to irrigate their land, light their houses, pump well water, and otherwise improve their lives, thanks to a Sandia National Laboratories cooperative program. Sandia is a Department of Energy (DOE) national security lab. Over the past four years Sandia's Mexico Renewable Energy Program, in partnership with Mexican state and federal organizations and international environmental groups, has sponsored nearly 200 photovoltaic (solar) and wind energy projects in eight Mexican states. One example of a Sandia-sponsored project is a photovoltaic water pumping system installed for Marcos Alvarez, a cattle rancher in the desert of Baja California, Mexico.
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