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13 de abril de 2018

Chile’s solar potential will be promoted globally

  • An agreement between CORFO’s Solar Committee and Brand Chile will allow the Imagen de Chile Foundation to showcase the country’s advantages for developing the solar industry


Chile has the highest levels of solar irradiance in the world and the solar industry is experiencing a boom that has brought our country into the spotlight. It has been described as the “solar Saudi Arabia,” and now the idea is to promote that potential for developing a solar industry, thanks to an agreement between CORFO’s Solar Committee and Brand Chile.

According to the New Energy Finance Climascope prepared by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Inter-American Development Bank, Chile led both investments in renewable energy and the fight against climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, solar energy is one of the country’s credentials in the fight against climate change, as has been recognised by international media and opinion leaders.

Given this promising scenario, the executive directors of Imagen de Chile Foundation, Myriam Gómez, and the Solar Committee, Rodrigo Mancilla, noted that this alliance seeks to foster a joint effort to strengthen Chile’s positioning in the sector. “We have the best conditions for developing the solar industry and the world is aware of that. Now we need to reaffirm our commitment to take advantage of the huge opportunity given by the highest levels of solar irradiance in the world and the largest metallic and non-metallic mining district all in the same place. Taking part in the missions organised by Imagen de Chile is another step in that direction,” said Rodrigo Mancilla.

Myriam Gómez added, “thanks to a significant public-private effort, we have a positive outlook that increasingly facilitates showcasing our country at the global stage. Using our natural resources responsibly and taking sustainable steps into the future will improve Chile’s reputation and strengthen the attributes of our country.”