Gallery: South America’s First Solar Thermal Plant Opens in Chile


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South America’s first solar thermal plant has just opened in Antofagasta, Chile. Designed and constructed by Abengoa, the plant will harvest 10 megawatts of solar energy for the Minera El Tesoro mining company. The array is anticipated to subsidize 55% of the mining company’s needs, which are currently supplied by diesel fuel.

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