31 May '15, 6am

Fraunhofer solar energy research center officially opened in Santiago de Chile

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Munich, Germany) is investing in a new solar research center in South America. The aim of the new Fraunhofer Center for Solar Energy Technologies, founded by the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation and located in Santiago de Chile, is to better exploit the solar energy potential in the sun-rich country, thereby reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. With particular emphasis on regional implementation, the focus shall be on the further development of solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) technologies and applications with partners from research and industry. Joint research on solar electricity and heat production Scientists from the Fraunhofer Chile Research Center for Solar Energy Technologies (FCR-CSET), the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Freiburg, Germany) and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile will together per...

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