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Costa Rica Opens Its First Large-Scale PV Plant

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"The solar farm is on the slopes of the Miravelles Volcano, with 4,300 solar panels of 235 watts each covering an area of 2.7 hectares. The project will generate 1.2 GW of electricity per year, powering about 600 homes." PLEASE NOTE AND COMMENT.


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Jason S (50)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:16 pm
Good posting, thanks

Ruth R (246)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:21 pm
GOOD NEWS !!! GOOD WORK!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !!! Thank you for those who did the work and helped it come into existence !!!

"Costa Rica recently opened the country’s first-ever large-scale solar power plant in the small village of Bagaces, Miravalles in the northwestern province of Guanacaste.
The solar farm is on the slopes of the Miravelles Volcano, with 4,300 solar panels of 235 watts each covering an area of 2.7 hectares. The project will generate 1.2 GW of electricity per year, powering about 600 homes.Costa Rica has a focus on environmental protection, with over 25 percent of its land area protected as national parks.

“Today we not only took another step in terms of increasing installed capacity to continue generating more electricity and meet our economy’s demands, but we also confirmed that our growth will continue to rely on renewable energy generation,” said President Laura Chinchilla.
The solar park was financed by the Japanese Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (MINAET) with a grant of 10 million yen as part of the Japanese government’s Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by System Solar Electricity Generation for the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica. The project also received $1.5 million in funding from the Instituto Costarricense Electricidad (ICE).

The project was initially proposed by ICE and developed by GeSolar, a Chinese PV manufacturer, and Greenersys, a Costa Rican supplier of renewable energy products.

ICE also operates a smaller plant in San Jose, with plans of building another in La Sabana. It will run on 130 PV modules with a capacity of 3 KW to power ICE’s main building."

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Carol H (229)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:48 am
noted, thanks

. (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:52 am
Noted & posted

Bruno Moreira (61)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:35 pm
noted thanks

Kenneth Davies (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:09 pm

linda b (186)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:55 pm
Noted, thanks Ruth.

Melania Padilla (123)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:13 pm

Natalie V (28)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:29 pm

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 4:30 pm
At least they're not cutting down the rainforest.

Anne K (139)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:44 pm
Noted. Thanks Ruth.

Pirjo Sundqvist (174)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:28 am
Good job, we need more :)

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Wednesday January 9, 2013, 8:08 am

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:56 am
TY Ruth

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:08 am
Thanks for sharing, Ruth

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:50 am
Happy to hear this. My roof is eliminating my electricity bill at the moment, actually I am getting paid. However government policies are so fickle and soon I will get only 8 cent /kwh , but have to buy my own electricity back for 28 cents/kWh at the moment. By the end of my contract, buy back will still be at 8 cents or less but I have to pay around 40 cents and will not have paid off our system by that time. When that point comes, I will pull the switch on big Australian coal and government. I will shut the system down including my aircon and spend a lot of time on hot days in shopping centres, buy nothing and camp there for the day to enjoy the cool subsidised air, thanks to people who have solar panels. Looks like big solar is as bad as big coal and oil, not even mentioning nuclear, which luckily we do not have in Australia, apart from a pissy little research reactor in Canberra. Where do they bury the spent rods, maybe in tunnels under the parliament????
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