Specifically, hydropower accounted for 47.5%, geothermal for 7.9%, biomass for 4.4% and wind power for 1.1%. As for the rest, 37.3% was produced from oil and 1.8% from coal.
As for single countries, Costa Rica registers the top renewable share (over 95%), followed by Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala, all ranging between 53 and 57%. Only Honduras (45.7%) and Nicaragua (26.5%) have a share below 50%.
It must be noted that wind power is starting to emerge among the new renewable sources. Indeed, en 2009 its production nearly reached 238 million kWh, a 120% increase over the previous year, thanks to major projects en Nicaragua and Costa Rica