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Solar Revolution Transforms Remote Corners of Bolivia

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July 23, 2011
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On the windswept high plains of Bolivia, an energy revolutuion is under way. Small communities, never connected to the power grid, now have access to electric power for the first time through solar and wind power systems. Rob Muir reports.


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