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Posted: Mar 17, 2013
Chilean Solar Center begins research
(Nanowerk News) The Chilean Solar Energy Research Center (SERC-Chile) has begun research on solar energy development in the region of Antofagasta.
Resarch will be performed in six research lines assigned to each of the colleges that make up the center: solar energy industry / mining, high power electrical systems with penetration of solar energy systems, solar power coordination for rural communities and urban, solar energy storage, solar water treatment, and economic, social and regulatory development of solar energy.
Boosting integration of solar in Chile's energy matrix
"The collaboration between the institutions involved in this proposal, supported by public and private organizations, and collaboration with research centers world leaders in solar energy, produce the scientific contribution of SERC-Chile boost relevant integration of solar energy in Chile's energy matrix," stated Dr. Rodrigo Palma, academic and director of the Energy Center of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile, and director of SERC-Chile.
SERC-Chile, which was formed by a group of national institutions, includes researchers from the University of Antofagasta, Tarapaca, Técnica Federico Santa María, Adolfo Ibáñez, Concepcion and University Chile, with Fundación Chile. The center was created with funding from the National Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT).