Chile known for giving away free electricity, now planning to power Santiago Metro subway system with renewable energy.
Chile made headlines recently because of its northern grid solar plants generated so much electricity that its price went down to zero.
Again, this Latin America country has its plans of powering Santiago Metro, it’s city’s subway system through renewable energy.
The metro will generate power directly from 100-megawatt solar plant on Atacama Desert, about 400 miles away from Santiago. The plant will power 60 percent of the energy needed to move the subway system’s 2.5 million daily passengers. To fill in another 18 percent of the necessary power, there will be a wind energy on the docket.
The solar plant will use low-cost modular panels that cut down on setup and maintenance time. It includes also a specially designed robots responsible for keeping the panels clean and running effectively as Atacama Desert quite getting dusty.