China and Chile prepare a project for a submarine cable across the Pacific Ocean for the transmission of solar energy
The transition to green energy, which experts talk about so much, is hampered by the volatility of renewable energy sources (wind and solar) and the inability to ensure a stable flow of electricity. According to the OilPrice resource, they tried to find a solution to this problem in China and Chile.
When implementing carbon-free energy, methods of energy storage and storage are in the first place. In this regard, Chinese scientists came up with the idea of importing electricity from Chile across the Pacific Ocean. According to the Chilean Solar Energy Association (ACESOL), the two governments are currently planning to lay on the ocean floor a cable to supply photovoltaic energy from South America to East Asia.
The so-called Antípodas project will build on the enormous potential of the Atacama, the driest non-polar desert in the world, located in Chile. Although temperatures in the Atacama are usually mild, they can reach 50 degrees Celsius. The almost completely cloudless desert makes it the perfect place to install solar panels.
Getting the energy from daylight to the Chinese market, however, can be challenging. In addition to the enormous cost of the cable itself, the PRC will have to invest heavily in the construction of infrastructure for solar power plants. It will also require many geopolitical deals between Chile, China and other Asian countries.