Chile, South America
Chile is the first South American country to establish diplomatic relations with China. The vast Atacama desert in northern of Chile is one of the places where solar radiation is the most powerful on earth. With low rainfall, Chile is the most suitable place for developing solar power generation.Today only 4% of Chile’s electricity comes from non-tradition renewable energy. Chile's government has approved a new energy strategy, setting a target of 70 % country's electricity coming from renewable energy by 2050. Former Chilean President Bachelet said: “Chile is a mature country that has capacity to meet the enormous challenges and make changes. As governments, we must act to create a better future.”
The project adopts Solartech PS15000 solar pumping irrigation system with water head of 30 m and a daily water flow of 120m3. The system pumped water from the well and stored it in the reservoir. When the reservoir is filled with water, it is pressurized by gravity to irrigate the alfalfa and to meet the water demand of the alfalfa . The use of Solar pumping system instead of diesel generator pumping greatly reduces the cost of construction and maintenance, and the system has a one-time investment, fully automatic operation and no manual duty.