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Wind energy in Costa Rica: new wind power plant in Guanacaste

The Cacao Wind Energy Farm is currently benefiting 20,000 homes in the Nicoya Peninsula, in Guanacaste province, in Costa Rica. ‘With the construction of this project, we reaffirm as a government that Guanacaste is a province with great development in Costa Rica,’ Vice President Marvin Rodriguez said at the opening ceremony of the facility on … Continue reading Wind energy in Costa Rica: new wind power plant in Guanacaste

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Belize commits to 100 per cent renewable rnergy

Belize has announced its intention to become fully powered by renewable energy, after joining the Carbon War Room’s high profile Ten Island Challenge.   The country’s government has this week announced ambitious targets to transition away from fossil fuels for transportation and energy on the Cayes, its outlying islands. The Caribbean nation is expected to … Continue reading Belize commits to 100 per cent renewable rnergy

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Wind energy in Costa Rica: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas signs firm and unconditional order with Fila de Mogote, a subsidiary of US-based Hunt Energy Horizons (Hunt Oil), for the 21 MW Mogote wind power plant in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.     Vestas will supply and install seven V90-3.0 MW wind turbines at the Mogote wind farm to be constructed in … Continue reading Wind energy in Costa Rica: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Nicaragua’s Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

Renewable energy sources — such as the Eolo wind farm about 75 miles south of the Nicaraguan capital, Managua — generate about half of the country’s electricity. Officials predict that figure could rise to 80 percent within years.   Nicaragua produces no oil, but is a land of fierce winds, tropical sun and rumbling volcanoes. … Continue reading Nicaragua’s Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

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Central America is attracting attention from solar energy photovoltaic power developers

Set to install an impressive 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity within a six-year period through 2018, Central America is attracting attention from PV developers from around the world, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).     This year, total PV capacity for the six countries of Costa Rica, El … Continue reading Central America is attracting attention from solar energy photovoltaic power developers

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Mexico and Central America are likely to install just over 1GW of wind power capacity this year

Detailed analysis of the project pipeline suggests that Mexico and Central America are likely to install just over 1GW of wind power capacity this year, beating 2012’s record of 757MW, with potentially another 1.3GW in each of 2015 and 2016. Plentiful resources of wind, solar, geothermal, and hydro-electric energy, combined with a need for new, … Continue reading Mexico and Central America are likely to install just over 1GW of wind power capacity this year

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SolarReserve Signs Contract to Supply Solar Power in Central America

SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced thermal energy storage technology, today announced that it signed a supply contract for its 20 megawatt (MW) Acajutla photovoltaic (PV) solar power project in El Salvador as part of a highly competitive tender solicitation by the local electric distribution companies. The tender, the … Continue reading SolarReserve Signs Contract to Supply Solar Power in Central America

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Guatemala installs the largest solar power plant in Central America

The Spanish Company, Gran Solar, the Guatemalan Green Group and the Swiss investment fund Ecosolar have inaugurated the first solar power plant in Guatemala, which has a generating capacity of 50 kilowatts. The plant, installed in the town of Estanzuela, in the eastern department of Zacapa, at a cost of $14 million, is benefiting more … Continue reading Guatemala installs the largest solar power plant in Central America

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Vestas reaffirms position as global wind power pioneer with 53 MW wind farm in Guatemala

Vestas has signed an order for 16 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for the San Antonio wind power plant in the department of Guatemala, Republic of Guatemala. Once complete, the project will become the very first wind power plant in the country, showcasing Vestas’ ambitions as wind power pioneers to develop new markets and grow together … Continue reading Vestas reaffirms position as global wind power pioneer with 53 MW wind farm in Guatemala

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Globeleq to build more wind power generation in Central America

Globeleq, the leading wind energy company in Central America, announced the financial close and notice to proceed on construction of two wind generation projects in Costa Rica and Honduras. Construction of the 50 MW Orosi project in Costa Rica and the 24 MW expansion of the existing 102 MW Cerro de Hula wind farm will … Continue reading Globeleq to build more wind power generation in Central America

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