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Nicaragua invest in wind energy

Nicaragua is today among the first Latin American and Caribbean countries that invest the most in wind energy, as part of the transformation and diversification of the energy matrix promoted by the Sandinista government.   According to a recent report by the Wind World Energy Association, the Central American nation ranks sixth in the region … Continue reading Nicaragua invest in wind energy

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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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Nicaragua Plans 770 Megawatts in Renewable Energy Projects: Wind Power, Geothermal Energy and Solar Energy

The plan includes 300 megawatts of wind energy, 100 megawatts of geothermal, 100 megawatts of solar and 270 megawatts from two hydroelectric projects. Nicaragua plans $4 billion of public and private-sector investment in renewable energy projects over the next 15 years to add 770 megawatts, Spanish news agency EFE reported. More than 70 percent of … Continue reading Nicaragua Plans 770 Megawatts in Renewable Energy Projects: Wind Power, Geothermal Energy and Solar Energy

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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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Nicaragua wind energy can curb tons of emissions each year

Mr Ban Ki-moon said the country has a vast potential to generate power from sun, wind and water. “Almost one quarter of Nicaragua’s capacity to generate wind power will reduce greenhouse gases by more than 100,000 tons of CO2 each year. Your country has vast potential of renewable energy sources, solar. You have a very … Continue reading Nicaragua wind energy can curb tons of emissions each year

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Globeleq Inaugurates 44 MW Eolo Wind Farm in Nicaragua

Globeleq, the emerging markets power company, has inaugurated its 44 MW Eolo de Nicaragua S.A. (Eolo) wind farm in Nicaragua, strengthening its position as the leading renewable energy company in the Central American region. The Eolo wind farm is located in the province of Rivas on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, about 123 kms south … Continue reading Globeleq Inaugurates 44 MW Eolo Wind Farm in Nicaragua

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Wind energy in Nicaragua: MIGA backs wind farm with Gamesa’s wind turbines

The Eolo de Nicaragua project consists of 22 Gamesa G90 2-megawatt wind turbine generators, as well as the facilities and equipment required to connect the generators to a high-voltage substation. This wind farm will decrease greenhouse gas emissions, address the need for additional generation capacity in the country, and reduce the cost of electricity for … Continue reading Wind energy in Nicaragua: MIGA backs wind farm with Gamesa’s wind turbines

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