Chile builds Latin America’s first thermosolar plant in Atacama

In northern Chile, the first thermosolar plant in Latin America is springing up in the middle of the Atacama Desert. The plant, with technology which allows it to produce electricity all day long unlike other forms of renewable energy, consists of a 250-meter tower surrounded by thousands of giant mirrors.

Chile: World’s driest desert in bloom after heavy rains

After heavy rains in northern Chile this year, the Atacama Desert -the driest in the world- has turned into a land of colourful flowers, a rare phenomenon known as the “flowering desert.” In years of very heavy seasonal rains, the phenomenon makes the seeds of some 200 desert plants suddenly germinate a couple months after the precipitations.