"Santiago's Subway" Will Soon Be The First To Run On Mostly Solar And Wind Power
SUSTAINABILITY & TECHNOLOGY
The subway, which serves 2.5 million commuters every day, will get up to 60% of its energy from a new solar installation and up to 18% from the nearby San Juan wind farm.
Though Chile is particularly sunny, the fact that a massive, power-hungry subway will be powered in large part by the sun is a testament to the rapid rise of solar as the cost of the technology keeps falling. "I think this is a sign of the mainstreaming of solar," says Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower, the California-based solar company that is designing and building the system. Read full Article via FastCo.Exist
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