How solar power is changing lives in the Ecuadorian Amazon
1 November 2012 Last updated at 17:24 GMT
For the indigenous communities that live in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the geographical remoteness of the area prevents them from having access to grid electrification.
That's why a regional power company, together with the Ecuadorian government and an indigenous organisation started a project in 2009 to bring electricity to the region through the installation of solar panels.
Rosario Gabino reports.
Video produced by BBC Mundo's Matias Zibell and Jonathan Herrera.