First Solar is committed to being a good neighbor in Copiapó through our community involvement and the environmentally sensitive design of our solar projects. We will continue to engage community groups, environmental groups and business organizations to ensure that Luz del Norte remains a valued and respected member of the Atacama region.
First Solar seeks to partner with local businesses and suppliers. Local vendors are being trained and certified to match international standards and locally-produced construction materials will be used.
In addition, First Solar established a training program in partnership with Solar Energy International at Liceo Politécnico José Antonio Carvajal to prepare students to join the growing solar industry as skilled installers of PV technology. First Solar donated a PV system to the school to provide hands-on training opportunities to its students.