Guanacaste launches solar park that will provide electricity to 2,000 homes

September 18, 2017

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Coopeguanacaste, R.L., an electricity distributor in the Guanacaste province, inaugurated this week the Juanilama Solar Park which has a capacity of five Megawatts (MW), which accredits it as the largest in the country using this source of clean generation.

The Solar Park is in Juanilama, Belen de Carrillo, Santa Cruz, in Guanacaste on five hectares of a property owned by the cooperative. According to the entity, the facility would provide a year nine gigawatt hours (GWh), which would directly benefit 2,100 households in the province.

The investment was around $ 8.6 million and was achieved through a loan with the MGM Sustainable Energy Fund (MSEF); which promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the continent.

The Juanilama Solar Park is, by the way, the first Latin American project to be carried out thanks to a bilateral agreement between the governments of Japan and Costa Rica called the Joint Accreditation Mechanism. This plan is focused on mitigating the effects of climate change with the use of clean technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Credits to: Juan Fernando Lara, La Nacion.

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