TERRITORIAL NETWORK OF SCHOOLS:

Ayllú Solar


Ayllú Solar is part of the initiatives of the territorial networks of schools that, from the use of the Project-based Learning (PBL) methodology, approaches the development of innovation skills around territorial opportunities.

The initiative seeks to contribute with the development of capacities in people and communities, so the Region of Arica and Parinacota achieves sustainable development using solar energy.

Ayllu Solar is betting on school students to promote the knowledge and appropriation of solar energy, generating a more significant and contextualized learning of the solar reality on their Region, seizing its exceptional conditions to make use of the sun’s energy: the highest solar radiation in the world and clean skies year-round.

IMPACT

  • 40

    Urban and rural schools in Arica and Parinacota have introduced the PBL methodology.

  • 264

    Teachers trained in PBL methodology.

  • +1.000

    Students have had the experience of learning with projects.

  • Implementation of solar technologies in schools to use and learn about solar energy

  • Training local educational leaders to accompany schools in implementing PBL

Roadmap of the Project

  • 01
    April 2019

    60 teachers from the 34 multilevel rural schools that exist in Arica and Parinacota are trained in PBL by Ayllu Solar.

  • 02
    Abril 2019

    The last cycle of PBL school training begins, involving eight urban schools and eight rural schools.

  • 03
    March 2019

    15 educational establishments from Arica receive their solar seal and join the Network of Solar Schools.

  • 04
    October 2018

    Training in solar entrepreneurship begins for teachers in technical high schools in the Region of Arica and Parinacota.

  • 05
    August 2018

    Geogrow, Rentadrone, and Endurance Electric are the names of the three winning initiatives in the second edition of "La Fiebre del Sol."

  • 06
    August 2018

    The fourth cycle of school training in PBL begins with the participation of six establishments in Arica.

  • 07
    June 2018

    Presentation of the first study of labor gaps in the Arica and Parinacota Region: "Solar energy in Arica and Parinacota: development

  • 08
    May 2018

    Opening of the second edition of "La Fiebre del Sol". 50 undertakings participated in this call.

  • 09
    April 2018

    The experience of implementing the PBL at the Pablo Neruda High School (under Aylú Solar), is featured in the United States by the specialized organization High Quality Project Based Learning (HQPBL).

  • 10
    April 2018

    The Network of Solar Schools, a pioneering initiative in the Region of Arica and Parinacota, was launched with the grant of the Solar Seal to nine schools that participated in Ayllu Solar.

  • 11
    March 2018

    The third cycle of school training in PBL begins, with the participation of nine municipal and private subsidized educational establishments.

  • 12
    December 2017

    Announcement of the three “La fiebre del sol” winning ventures: Suncast, Cryptosolar, and Osoji Solar.

  • 13
    September 2017

    Launch of the first call for solar projects in the Arica and Parinacota Region "La Fiebre del Sol". In total, 48 enterprises applied.

  • 14
    August 2017

    Beginning of the second cycle of PBL school training. Three schools participate: Rómulo Peña, Manuel Rodríguez, and Esmeralda.

  • 15
    June 2017

    First Solar School Fair is held. There, the schools participating in Ayllu Solar showed the community the projects developed by their students.

  • 16
    March 2017

    First PBL training cycle begins for teachers from six schools in the city of Arica: Liceo Pablo Neruda, Escuela América, Escuela Tucapel, Colegio Centenario, Escuela Humberto Valenzuela, and Escuela República de Israel.


Strategic Alliances

The Solar Energy Research Center, SERC Chile, is a FONDAP program (Funding for Research Centres in Priority Areas) ran by Conicyt (National Commission for Science and Technology Research). Its main goal is to become a world-leading institution in the research of solar energy, with a special focus in developing the energy potential at the Atacama Desert.

The origin of this project is the great potential that the Norte Grande (Chile’s far north) has for the generation of solar electric power, in addition to its use in photovoltaic and thermal applications, due to the high levels of solar radiation that the region receives and the clarity of its skies. 

SERC Chile is the main executing institution of the Ayllu Solar initiative in alliance with Fundación Chile.


BHP Foundation seeks to address some of the most critical global sustainability challenges the world faces today.

The BHP Foundation’s global programs focus on natural resource governance, environmental resilience, and educational equity.

The program in Chile is focused on supporting the development of the potential of young people through education, improving the capacity of organizations and groups to participate in decision-making, and enhancing the resilience of communities before environmental change.


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