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Chilean mining company CAP and U.S.-based SunEdison have signed a deal to build a 100 MW solar plant in the Atacama Desert, a project touted as the biggest of its kind in Latin America and also one of the world's largest. continue reading »
The first anniversary of the accident in a Copiapó mine that trapped 33 Chilean miners underground for 69 days, coincided with the release of the documentary "17 days Buried Alive," about those days before the miners had contact with the surface. continue reading »
Today is the first day of the “Atacama Solar Challenge” a three day rally where participants will cross the Atacama desert on board of solar powered vehicles! continue reading »
Chilean First Lady Cecilia Morel traveled to Copiapó on behalf of President Piñera and awarded 14 of the 33 miners a lifetime monthly salary of 250,000 Chilean pesos, almost $540. The miners themselves chose the group of fourteen who would not have to work for the rest of their lives. continue reading »
Solar Energy Development companies say that the strength of the sunshine in the Atacama Desert, could translate in electricity for all the mines in the region at far lower prices than those of plants that burn fossil fuels. continue reading »
Chilean scientists along with scientists from several countries will construct a base in the arid-most desert in the world, Chile's Atacama (where the 33 miners got trapped) aiming to simulate a space colony in the planet Mars, which shares a lot of characteristics with Atacama. continue reading »