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MPC Capital acquires Costa Rica wind farm

MPC Capital has reached financial close for the acquisition of the 21 MW wind farm Tilawind for approximately USD 50 million. Investors include MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund (“the Fund”), MPC Capital’s investment platform for renewable energies in the CARICOM region, and ANSA McAL Limited, Trinidad and Tobago’s largest conglomerate. In 2018, Tilawind exceeded our … Continue reading MPC Capital acquires Costa Rica wind farm

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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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Costa Rica Reaches New Goal in Generation of Wind Energy

Currently 16 wind farms are operating representing 386,62 megawatts of installed capacity, 2 in San Jose and 14 in Guanacaste; 13 of these are private. The National Electric System (SEN) reached its biggest number in generation of wind power so far, with just six week left in 2018 before it comes to an end, the … Continue reading Costa Rica Reaches New Goal in Generation of Wind Energy

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Guess which country has been running on renewable energy for 76 straight days

  Not too long ago, idea that an entire country could get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources for over 2 months was unthinkable. Well, one country just shattered that notion for the second time in two years. Costa Rica’s electricity came from 100 percent clean, reliable renewable energy for 76 days between … Continue reading Guess which country has been running on renewable energy for 76 straight days

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Renewable energy sources dominate electricity generation in Costa Rica

Some 96 percent of Costa Rica’s electricity came from renewable sources in the first half of 2016, the President’s Office said Friday. The largest part of Costa Rica’s electricity mix is hydraulic power, which accounted for 70 percent of the total generation, said the office, citing preliminary data from the state electricity agency. During the … Continue reading Renewable energy sources dominate electricity generation in Costa Rica

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Wind energy in Costa Rica: four wind power projects

The Alisios Wind Projects, owned and sponsored by Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (Wind) Limited (“GME”), a subsidiary company of Globeleq Generation Limited and Mesoamerica Power Ltd., have secured USD149 million in long-term debt financing. The project debt financing and syndication was completed in April 2016 by The Netherlands Development Finance Company FMO, (who acted as Mandated … Continue reading Wind energy in Costa Rica: four wind power projects

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Costa Rica generated 97.14% from renewable energy sources

Costa Rica has been able to generate 97.14% of it electricity from renewable sources in the first quarter of the year, according to the Central Nacional de Control de Energia (National Energy Control Centre). Hydro electric (water) is at the top of the generation source, with 65.2%; followed by wind with 15.6%; geothermal with 13.7%; … Continue reading Costa Rica generated 97.14% from renewable energy sources

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Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería to build four wind farms in Costa Rica

Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería have signed EPC contracts with subsidiaries of Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME) to build 80 MW in Costa Rica. The two companies will handle all the construction and commissioning phases required for this project, named Alisios, which comprises four 20-MW wind farms: Vientos de la Perla and Vientos de Miramar, located in … Continue reading Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería to build four wind farms in Costa Rica

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Renewable energy powers all of Costa Rica for over 3 months

Costa Rica enjoyed a new period of 94 consecutive days during which all its electricity was produced from renewable sources, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) said Wednesday.   The country never had to turn to fossil fuels at any time between May 8 and Aug. 9, the ICE said, adding that the pleasant news … Continue reading Renewable energy powers all of Costa Rica for over 3 months

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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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Costa Rica employed renewable energy

Costa Rica powered its cities for 75 days straight by only applying one hundred% renewable power thanks to heavy downpours. The Central American country accomplished a major milestone in mainstream clean power usage by powering its cities using hydropower for 3 months, according to the Costa Rican Electrical energy Institute (ICE). “The Country’s zero-emission milestone … Continue reading Costa Rica employed renewable energy

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Costa Rica powered with 100% renewable energy

The Cental American country has achieved a major clean energy milestone, meeting 100 percent of its power demand with renewable energy for 75 straight days. “The year 2015 has been one of electricity totally friendly to the environment for Costa Rica,” the state-owned power supplier Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) said in a press release. … Continue reading Costa Rica powered with 100% renewable energy

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Wind power in Costa Rica: Accciona opened its first wind farm with 33 wind turbines

Costa Rican vice-president Ana Helena Chacón formally opened the 49.5 MW Chiripa wind farm in Tilarán (Guanacaste) this weekend. The facility is owned by a consortium consisting of ACCIONA Energía (65%) and the local group Ecoenergía (35%). The ceremony was attended by ACCIONA Energía CEO Rafael Mateo, the Spanish Ambassador to Costa Rica, Jesús Rodríguez-Andía, … Continue reading Wind power in Costa Rica: Accciona opened its first wind farm with 33 wind turbines

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Wind energy: Acciona installs wind farm with 33 wind turbines in Costa Rica

Chiripa wind power plant will supply 200 million kWh per year, servicing 80,000 homes. It consists of 33 wind turbines that are 80 meters high.   The electricity they produce will be sold to ICE for 20 years, according to the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP). Each kWh will be sold for between 44 … Continue reading Wind energy: Acciona installs wind farm with 33 wind turbines in Costa Rica

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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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Vestas receives 21 MW wind energy order for Costa Rica

Vestas has signed an order for seven V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for the Tilawind wind power plant in Costa Rica. Vestas has signed an order for seven V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for the Tilawind wind power plant in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Delivery of the turbines will start in the third quarter of … Continue reading Vestas receives 21 MW wind energy order for Costa Rica

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