Hot Water for Chile’s slums, Courtesy of the Sun

Hot Water for Chile’s slums, Courtesy of the Sun

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solar-panel-shanty-palestine.jpgJacquelin Marin has no running hot water at home. For a while, she had no real home at all. But soon she’ll have both, with the sun heating water for her showers.

Marin and her neighbors are part of a pilot program to install solar water heaters in the houses of low-income families. For Chile—a country with stark economic inequality and few fossil fuels—it’s a way to help the poor while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

(READ the story in GlobalPost.com)

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