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Chile has over 1850 MW of PV generation online, 200 MW of CSP in building or advanced planning stage, more than 3000 MW to be built in the short term and an oficial target of at least 70% electrical energy production from renewables by 2050. In 2012 the Solar Energy Research Center, SERC Chile, was founded. SERC links research groups from eight national universities and international research centers. SERC Chile is the official host partner for the SWC 2019. Chile has strong policies in the promotion of renewable energy in both large scale and small scale levels. Chile also has one of the best solar resources in the world.
The Centro Parque in Santiago will be the venue for the SWC 2019. It is a new and modern conference center situated in a public park, with convenient access and many good hotels nearby. It has both an outdoor area, ideal for an exhibition, and indoor conference facilities.
What are the drivers of solar energy in Chile? See this interview with Solar World Congress 2019 Chair, Prof. Roberto Román, on Solar Energy in Chile, taken at the ISES EuroSun 2016 Conference in Mallorca, Spain.
A special launch event was held in Santiago, Chile on 05 December to kick-start the Call for Participation for the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 together with the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019. Conference representatives met with the Chilean Energy Minister Susana Jiménez for the official launch, highlighting ISES's commitment and the important role of Chile and the whole of South America in bringing the energy transformation forward.
See presentation from the SWC 2019 Chair, Prof. Roberto Román L here.
See the presentation from ISES President, and SWC 2019 Co-Chair, Dr. David Renné here.