Thanks to its geography, Chile has one of the highest levels of solar radiation in the world. This has allowed sustainable projects, such as Tierra Atacama’s solar plant, to thrive while taking advantage of these favorable conditions.

Market demand for solar energy in Chile has been essential to the country’s progress in terms of the creation of independent, sustainable energy sources. Chile’s high levels of solar radiation has led to a boom in this type of project over recent years.

Tierra Atacama is located in the middle of the driest desert in the world: the Atacama Desert. About 80% of the days each year are sunny and clear, making the use of solar energy a highly efficient solution.

In 2013, we installed a solar plant at Tierra Atacama with 96 solar panels that produced up to 23 kilowatts of power. A couple of years later, in 2017, we had a total of 492 panels, 5 inverters and a battery bank with a storage capacity of 335 Kwh, covering a surface area of 927 m2.