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Author Agostini, C.A.; Nasirov, S.; Silva, C. pdf  doi
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  Title Solar PV Planning Toward Sustainable Development in Chile: Challenges and Recommendations Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Journal Of Environment & Development Abbreviated Journal J. Environ. Dev.  
  Volume 25 Issue 1 Pages 25-46  
  Keywords solar energy; sustainability; development; Chile; policy challenges  
  Abstract Over the past decade, the promotion of renewable energy projects in Chile, especially solar energy projects, has become increasingly important, as energy dependence from foreign fossil fuels has increased and concerns regarding climate change continue to grow, posing a significant challenge to the local economy. Even though recent developments toward a more sustainable energy matrix in Chile have significantly increased the investment in the solar energy sector, social and environmental fragilities, combined with the lack of well-functioning institutions and the historical marginalization of indigenous communities who have been affected by several energy projects, result in gradually increasing conflictive situations. Unless proper mechanisms are designed and implemented to rapidly and correctly address these challenges, Chile could miss the opportunities that solar energy projects can provide to the development of its communities and to the economic growth of its regions. This article studies solar photovoltaics planning in Chile, focusing on the recent developments and the main challenges ahead, and proposes policy recommendations for effectively addressing these challenges.  
  Address [Agostini, Claudio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Econ, Sch Govt, Santiago, Chile, Email: claudio.agostini@uai.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Sage Publications Inc Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1070-4965 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000370428400002 Approved no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 588  
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Author Girard, A.; Gago, E.J.; Ordonez, J.; Muneer, T. pdf  doi
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  Title Spain's energy outlook: A review of PV potential and energy export Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Renewable Energy Abbreviated Journal Renew. Energy  
  Volume 86 Issue Pages 703-715  
  Keywords Solar energy; Spain; Electricity production; Economy; Grid parity  
  Abstract Spain must reduce its energy consumption by 23% and achieve 100% renewable energy in electricity generation by 2030. This paper presents the current energy scenario en Spain, and the outlooks for different renewable options, with special focus on photovoltaic (PV) solar energy. In 2012, Spain was the number two European country in terms of installed rewnewable energy power. Solar PV technology has the potential to meet Spain's future energy demand and its associated environmental challenges. This paper gives a review of solar energy economy at global scale for both PV and thermal power technologies. The Spanish energy scenario shows actual trends and progress made by solar power. Economic concepts of levelised cost of electricity and grid parity are presented. The financial analysis shows that PV electricity achieves grid parity at a plant profitability rate up to 7.26%. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.  
  Address [Girard, A.] Adolfo Ibanez Univ, Fac Sci & Engn, Altos Del Sporting, Vina del Mar, Chile, Email: aymeric.girard@gmail.com;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0960-1481 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000364248300071 Approved no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 536  
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Author Nasirov, S.; Agostini, C.A. pdf  doi
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  Title Mining experts' perspectives on the determinants of solar technologies adoption in the Chilean mining industry Type Journal Article
  Year 2018 Publication Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Abbreviated Journal Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev.  
  Volume 95 Issue Pages 194-202  
  Keywords Mining industry; Energy challenges; Solar energy; Chile  
  Abstract The energy demand in Chile arises mostly from mining, its largest industry that accounts for about 35% of total electricity consumption. Energy generation to satisfy this demand depends completely on imported fossil fuels. As a result, the mining industry faces several energy related challenges. In particular, the cost and environmental impact of fuel sources are threatening the competitiveness of the industry and urge for new developments. In that regard, the importance of using clean and cost-competitive renewable energy sources has increased significantly in Chile and several government policies helped to increase the investment in them. The impact has been particularly large in the development of solar energy in the northern part of the country, where almost all mines are located. In fact, the country has become one of the largest solar markets in Latin America thanks to its abundant solar resources, favorable market conditions, and successful policy reforms. Solar energy then, could play a significant role as an alternative to satisfy the mining industry's energy demand offering a broad range of technological solutions. This study examines the key issues – barriers and drivers-influencing the adoption of solar technologies in the Chilean mining industry from the perspective of mining actors. As a result of the analysis the paper also provides a scope for appropriate policy interventions.  
  Address [Nasirov, Shahriyar] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Ave Diagonal Torres 2640, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: shahriyar.nasirov@uai.cl;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1364-0321 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000441614300013 Approved no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 894  
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