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Solar Power

While visiting the Floating Islands, I was really impressed how the Uros had used the resources available to them, mainly the abundant totora reed, to survive. At first I was surprised to see the solar panel, but given their their acute understanding of nature and the importance they placed on the sun as a deity, solar power seemed like a natural resource to harness. It's also a convenient way to power their TVs, which is pretty much the only electrical gadget they use.

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Taken on June 23, 2006