Video: How one solar project brings multiple benefits to a community
In June, OPIC committed financing to First Solar, Inc. to support construction of the Luz del Norte solar photovoltaic park in Chile’s Atacama desert. The plant will be the largest photovoltaic project in Latin America, with a capacity of 141 megawatts.
In addition to introducing a clean source of fuel in Chile, the project is bringing many additional benefits to the Atacama community, including job creation and training in jobs that are expected to be a significant source of employment in the coming years.
This video from First Solar shows how the project is creating highly skilled jobs.
Chile is actively working to increase its renewable energy generation and has targeted renewables accounting for 20 percent of its total generated power by 2025.