The Atacama Desert north of Chile is one of the world’s most prized regions for generating solar energy. It is also the site of the Atacama Solar Race, which showcases some of the latest leaps in solar technology and attracts attention to the power of renewable energy. More than 20 teams from across the world are taking part. Some of the vehicles are fully solar-powered, while others are part-solar part-pedal-powered vehicles. This race highlights the advances in and possibilities of solar technology, in a region that not only sees man live side-by-side with nature, but also shows how we can harvest a plentiful and highly-prized natural resource.
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