Hotel in One of Earth’s Driest Places Is Powered by the Sun, National Geographics

The Atacama Desert has the potential to power all of South America, and one small hotel is tapping into it.

San Pedro, ChileChile’s Atacama Desert is the driest non-polar place on Earth. It’s so dry that some parts of the desert have never seen a single drop of precipitation, and there’s rarely lasting cloud-cover. While these conditions are hostile for human life, domestic and international businesses think they’re just right to host enough solar panels to power all of South America. Weiterlesen