Chile turning to solar energy in the Atacama Desert


Chile still very much relies on imported fossil fuels and hydropower, with only 4% of its energy needs being covered by non-conventional renewables.

And this, despite huge potential for solar energy in the Atacama Desert, where sun shines almost all year round.

Subsole, one of Chile's major fruit producers, decided to give solar energy a try, building a solar park in Copiapo Valley in the north of the country.

The firm's chief excecutive Jose Miguel Fernandez says that Chile should pay more attention to renewables.

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