Rooftop solar in Chile. Author: Gobierno Regional Tarapacá.
Chilean renewable energy association Acera and its Peruvian counterpart Sociedad Peruana de Energias Renovables (SPR) have signed a collaboration agreement seeking to actively promote non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) sources.
The main goal of their agreement is to establish a permanent partnership through the exchange of information and experiences, Acera said in a statement on Wednesday. The duo also plans to join forces on projects and initiatives that will promote renewable energy and storage projects in both Peru and Chile.
Acera, founded in 2003, has 130 member companies operating across the renewable energy and storage value chain in Chile. Peru’s SPR, on the other hand, was only established two years ago. It has more than 30 members, including companies, civil organisations, researchers, among others.
In terms of adoption of non-conventional renewables, the two countries could not be more different. Chile's current NCRE capacity represents 20.8% of the country's total and the share of production being in the low double digit range. On the other hand, Peru's production from NCRE still hovers around 5%.
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