2 Atacama desert - CHILE

The largest photovoltaic plant in the world in 2020

Energy - From 20 to 26 February

At the forefront of the development of green energy, in 2020 Chile will be the home of the largest photovoltaic solar plant in the world. Located in the Atacama Desert – one of the sunniest places on earth – the installation will cover 2,150 hectares and produce 1,000 MW of power. Built by the Spanish group Cox Energy, the plant will be the backbone of Vallenar PV Park. It will help power the main Chilean electricity grid, which supplies more than 90% of the population. Construction will begin in 2015 and will cost 340 million euros.