The Committee for the Development of the Solar Energy Industry (Solar Committee) was created by the Council of the Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corfo) with the aim of developing the solar industry in Chile. Its main objective is to implement the Solar Energy Program – Road Map, which was launched by the President Michelle Bachelet in September 2016.
We are the government agency in charge of promoting the development of a national solar energy industry through the design and implementation of projects that, with cooperation from national and international actors, increase the competitiveness, productivity, technological capabilities, and markets of the companies in the sector, taking particular advantage of the exceptional solar resource in the Atacama Desert to create new wealth for Chile.
To be the main national reference in the field of solar energy, one that contributes to the creation of a new and dynamic economic sector and positions the country as a leading global player in the development of solar technology for desert regions.
The Committee’s main functions are:
- To support the implementation of the Solar Energy Program (PES)
- To articulate and/or manage initiatives for developing the Solar Industry, such as programs, strategic projects, studies, roadmaps, among others.
- To propose research and development lines about innovation and promotion of solar energy, cooperating in the coordination of solar energy research centers and supporting partnerships between industry and research centers.
- To support the formation of capacities for the development of solar energy in the country, acting as a catalyst for knowledge and technology transfer processes, fostering links of cooperation with universities and institutions that facilitate the training of professionals and technicians in subjects of their respective areas.
- To support the design of promotion, innovation and financing instruments aimed at fostering a local solar technology industry and services suppliers to the solar industry with an exporting vision.
- To monitor, evaluate and systematize the results of the promotion and innovation implemented instruments, especially those executed with public funds.
- To manage the consultations from public or private agents related to research programs, new projects, prototypes and solar energy-based solutions.