Chile Public Solar Roofs Programme (PSRP)

Source: International Energy Agency
Last updated: 12 May 2021
In 2014, the Ministry of Energy, supported by German BMUB-GIZ,3 launched the Public Solar Roofs Programme (PSRP) to stimulate the market for rooftop PV solutions by organising tenders to encourage demand from public buildings.The Programme is deployed mainly between the regions of Arica and Parinacota, and Maule. During the first implementation stage in 2015-16, 300 buildings in 26 municipalities were evaluated and 99 projects developed with a capacity between 5 kW and 100 kW.The tenders organized as part of this programme have contributed to developing technical and institutional capacities and to disseminating best practice.The tenders have resulted in a reduction in prices of solar systems from 4.5 USD/W to 1.31 USD/W in less than two years.The prices reached by the programme demonstrate that self-consumption projects 3 Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and GIZ are profitable in Chile and that profitability is likely to increase because the cost of PV systems continues to decline.

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