Objective: AtaMoS-TeC (Atacama Module and System Technology Center), will develop technologies for the photovoltaic solar energy industry in Chile in a strategic bid for the sustainable growth of the country.

Main Impact:  Address the challenge of adapt and develop technologies appropriate to the conditions of desert zones and high radiation in terms of durability and expected performances, in order to decrease the level cost of energy.


Objective: Through the development of the present prototype (a pioneering initiative in Latin America), the aim is to combine the efficient use of agricultural land for the production of vegetables (biomass) and the generation of solar energy.

Main Impact: Economic and social. An income is generated by agricultural production and electricity generation simultaneously. It is a sustainable and replicable model.

Guayacán brewery

Objective: Integrating the largest amount of solar energy in the production process of craft beer.

Main impact: Modification in the production process of brewing, by incorporating solar thermal and photovoltaic energy, improving energy efficiency and reducing costs as well as the carbon footprint of the entire plant.


Objective: Jucosol provides a portfolio of energy efficiency alternatives that can be used to optimize the use of the thermal solar field and its integration into processes, as well as identifying improvements in the current design of the heating network in order to reduce fossil fuel consumption in industrial plants.

Main impact: Reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and increase the solar proportion of the plant once the alternatives are implemented by the customer.

Diego de Almagro Platform

Objective: To determine the impact of the environmental and irradiation conditions of the Atacama Desert on different photovoltaic module technologies.

Main Impact: To know the most suitable technologies to operate in the conditions of the Atacama Desert according to technical and economic analysis carried out by the industry.

Solarimetric stations

Objective: Measurement of the solar resource and meteorological variables for the correct characterization of locations where it is interesting to implement solar projects, either photovoltaic or solar heat.

Main impact: The correct characterization of the solar resource allows to identify the real potential of the resource. This is fundamental in projects that incorporate thermal and/or photovoltaic solar energy within their energy generation structure. Additionally, it allows to compare the feasibility of solar projects in different areas according to the solar resource and the local meteorological characteristics.



Reflectivity measurement in solar mirrors

Objective: To measure the soiling and deterioration of solar mirrors in solar thermal projects for the characterization of mirrors in specific localities.

Impact: Knowing the soiling rate and the deterioration/aging of solar mirrors allows us to identify the optimum cleaning frequency for each project, as well as the characteristics of the tested solar mirror itself. This also makes it possible to characterize areas according to soiling and its effects on reflectivity.