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Chile proposes national solar research centre

Dec 05, 2012 - Ben Willis -

    New centre will focus on developing solar in Chile's Atacama Desert. Image credit: S. Rossi.

    A group of universities in Chile have joined forces to propose the establishment of a new national solar research centre.

    The Chilean Solar Research Centre, or SERC-Chile, will have a particular emphasis on exploring the potential of developing solar power in the Atacama Desert, and the organisations behind the initiative hope it will establish itself as a world leader in solar research.


    The new centre has been proposed by the University of Chile, along with the University of Tarapaca, Antofagasta University, the Technical University Federico Santa Maria, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Universidad de Concepción and Fundación Chile.

    The project has an anticipated lifetime of five years, extendable to 10.