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Energy Entrepreneurs: the sun-lit jungle

Video: In Guatemala, powering the darkest jungles with the sun.

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Bringing clean, renewable energy to the jungles of Guatemala. Part of the new GlobalPost video series called the Energy Entrepreneurs. (John Dickie/GlobalPost)

PANAJACHEL, Guatemala — Like many developing countries, Guatemala suffers from a serious problem: a lack of electricity that leaves many poor and rural villages in complete darkness.

Enter energy entrepreneur Manuel Aguilar, whose company Quetsol has found a way to capture sunlight with simple solar photovoltaic panels. The result? He and his business partners are bringing cheap and renewable energy to the jungle.

Here's Aguilar's story, which is part of The Energy Entrepreneurs, a new weekly video series from GlobalPost.

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