Chile will lead Latin America in renewable energy, says president 0

First-SolarThe president of the Republic of Chile, Michelle Bachelet said the country will aim to become a leader in renewable energy.

Speaking during a ceremony for First Solar’s 141MW Luz del Norte Solar Power Plant in the Atacama Desert, Bachelet said: “Chile is in a position to be a leader in renewable energy in the Southern Cone, and in the Atacama region we are doing so.”

The US thin-film company First Solar project follows in line with the16 other solar projects approved by the Chilean government last year in an effort to have 20% of the country’s energy produced by non-conventional renewable energies by 2025.

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