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Cuenca del Salado Solar Corridor

The aim is to study and to test technical, social and productive solutions that allow a massive adoption of solar energy in the Cuenca del Salado Solar Corridor, which considers the cities of Chañaral and Diego de Almagro.

OBJETIVO

The main target is to create an urban model where solar energy benefits local residents and the local productive ecosystem, considering the inhabitants, the local economy and technical matters related to power generation and the technology solutions that help to increase solar power’s penetration in electrical distribution grids.

RESULTADOS ESPERADOS

Energy strategy for the entire province: Municipalities of Chañaral and Diego de Almagro.

 

Design and proposal of replicable solar city model, considering what the most convenient solutions (individual or associative) might be, incorporating business models into said solutions that are suitable to the most important local economic sectors, such as tourism and small-scale mining for example.

 

Methodology for upgrading electrical distribution grids with different levels of solar power generation in the rest of Chile.

 

Development and implementation of model projects to test the best technologies in the field.

A local community actively involved in solar energy.

FUNDING

2016-2025

US$0,45

MILLION

CHILEAN GOVERNMENT

US$0,1

MILLION

PRIVATE SECTOR CONTRIBUTION