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Chile has inaugurated its biggest ever wind farm as part of its bid to wean itself off fossil fuels and tap its massive potential for renewable energy.

The El Arrayan farm is located on a coastal hillside 400km (250 miles) north of the capital Santiago.

Built at a cost of $300m (£180m), it consists of 50 giant turbines with an installed capacity of 115 megawatts.

But despite its size, it represents less than 1% of Chile's total electricity generating capacity.