The "Casa Solar" program aims to promote the use of photovoltaic solar systems by allowing their purchase at a lower price and a variable state co-financing for households.
The Minister of Energy launched the program in March 2021. The initiative is expected to benefit 1,000 families, who will be assisted by the Energy Sustainability Agency (ASE) for the management of the systems, during the first year.
In this first stage, homeowners or tenants with the authorization of the owner may apply to the program. To be eligible, they must not have benefited from similar programmes with State resources, and the homes must be connected to the electrical distribution network.
In August 2022, people over 65 from the provinces of Cachapoal, Colchagua, and Cardenal Caro were integrated as new beneficiaries fromfrom the Programme. The Casa Solar programme has allowed the deployment of 102 solar PV installations; exceeding 2021 numbers (82 installations) and 2020 (42 installations), allowing households to save between 150 thousand and 300 thousand pesos per year.