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A cheap and low-tech renewable energy source is finally making daily life in North Korea bearable. Treated glass tubes harness ...
solar energy to warm homes and heat water for kitchens and bathrooms. (April 29)
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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYPyongyang, North Korea - Date Unknown1. Various, sun setting over central Pyongyang2. Close, glass tubes on production line3. Close, glass tubes on production line4. Wide, worker on production line in factory5. Close, pan of glass tubes on production line6. Wide, factory plant . 7. Mid, pan down of solar heaters at plant8. Mid, pan down of factory greenhouse++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED BY SHOTS 10, 11++9. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Maeng Il Nam, Greenhouse Worker:"In our solar powered greenhouse, we are cultivating not only green vegetables but also fruit, using solar energy to provide the necessary temperature."10. Mid, vegetables growing in greenhouse11. Wide, greenhouse12. Wide, pan of houses in suburbs13. Mid, zoom on solar heaters on roofs14. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Jo Yong Sil, North Korean resident"In my house we have been using a solar power water heater for three years. I feel really good about it, especially in the winter."15. Wide, sunset in central Pyongyang16. Close, glass tubes on production line17. Wide, factory worker in plantVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:IN A COUNTRY WITH A SEVERE LACK OF POWER, PEOPLE ARE OFTEN LEFT COLD ...AND IN THE DARK BUT A FACTORY IN PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA IS TRYING TO PRODUCE A MORE ROBUST WAY OF HARNESSING SOLAR POWER....WATER HEATERS.THIS LOW-TECH, CHEAP FORM OF RENEWABLE ENERGY USES GLASS TUBES TO CAPTURE THE SUN'S ENERGY TO WARM ROOMS AND PRODUCE HOT RUNNING WATER FOR KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS.THE COMPANY SAYS IT EVEN USES ITS OWN WATER HEATERS TO HELP SUPPORT DAILY OPERATIONS.(NATS OF SOUNDBITE FROM GREENHOUSE WORKER)INCLUDING THIS GREENHOUSE. THIS WORKER AT THE NORTH KOREAN PLANT SAYS THEY ARE CULTIVATING VEGETABLES BY USING SOLAR ENERGY TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY TEMPERATURE FOR GROWTH.AS THE SOLAR WATER BOILERS MAKE THEIR MOVE TO THE SUBURBS OF PYONGYANG , RESIDENTS ARE ALREADY NOTICING A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE. (NATS OF SOUNDBITE FROM RESIDENT)THIS WOMAN SAYS THAT SHE HAS BEEN USING SOLAR POWERED WATER HEATERS FOR THREE YEARS AND THAT WINTERS ARE NOW MANAGABLE.WHILE HOT RUNNING WATER IS STILL A LUXURY IN THE COUNTRY, NORTH KOREANS ARE EMBRACING THE CHEAP AND GREEN ENERGY SOURCE TO HELP IMPROVE DAILY LIVING CONDITIONS. Emily Roseman/Associated Press