From September 30th to October 2nd will be held in Chile the first race of solar-powered vehicles in South America known as the “Atacama Solar Challenge”. The tour consists of 933 km under an unforgiving sun as the area has the most solar radiation of the world. The tour will cross four locations beginning in Humberstone, with the first stage in Antofagasta, the second in Calama and finishing in Iquique.
The challenge has two categories; the first is the “Atacama Solar Challenge” which aims to develop cutting-edge photovoltaic technology, with vehicles powered by solar energy. In the second category, “Sun Route”, combines solar and human energy to move the vehicles, which requirement is that they are of low cost and environmentally friendly.
The R&D Dept. from Eurener provided free of charge, through a grant system, photovoltaic cells which meet special requirements for participating teams to incorporate them into prototypes that have been designed exclusively for the event.
The company manages the sponsoring of the race through its business office in Chile, which was created to serve the extensive network of customers is creating and to develop photovoltaic projects mainly for mining and electrical industries.