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Costa Rica, Japan move forward with geothermal energy project

Japan has agreed to loan Costa Rica $224 million to finance part of the construction of a geothermal project in Liberia, Guanacaste.

Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge

Researchers at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) announced the first discharge of high temperature plasma in Latin America on Wednesday, joining an elite group of countries who have made advances in harnessing nuclear fusion to produce clean energy.

Kiva, Viogaz offer microloans for biodigesters in rural Costa Rica

What if you could make your own clean-burning fuel in the campo? San Francisco-based microfinance firm Kiva is partnering with Costa Rica’s Viogaz to offer loans for biodigesters in rural Costa Rica.

Homes, businesses that produce renewable energy can now store it in the grid

Costa Rican homes and businesses that generate electricity through solar and other renewable sources can store surplus in the grid starting Friday.

Costa Rica to double wind power generation in coming years

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute expects wind power to increase from 7 percent of the country's total energy mix currently to 10.5 percent in 2017.

Benefits of solar energy on display at 2-day San José expo

Members of the Costa Rican Association of Solar Energy (ACESOLAR) will showcase the benefits of solar energy at the second annual Exposolar 2015 fair, held Nov. 20-21 at San José's Antigua Aduana.

ICE could sell surplus electricity to neighboring countries

Costa Rica in 2014 earned some $3.6 million by selling its surplus electricity to other Central American countries, ARESEP reported. Business leaders hope ICE will again sell excess hydroenergy to neighboring countries, and in turn, lower electrity costs in Costa Rica.

Construction of Central America’s biggest hydroelectric dam is nearly finished in Costa Rica

Workers from the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) on Thursday finished placing the last layer of rock and earth that will support the Reventazón hydroelectric project, which when completed will become the largest in Central America.

ARESEP announces pricing proposal for consumer-generated electricity

In the ongoing process to provide all electricity consumers in Costa Rica the ability to generate energy from small-scale renewable sources and exchange it on the national grid for kilowatt credits, the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Oct. 2 approved a methodology proposal for how to calculate rates at which those credits will be issued.

Delays, excuses and gripes mark approaching deadline for distributed electricity generation in Costa Rica

Despite Costa Rica’s talk of its commitment to promoting consumer-based renewable energy sources to produce electricity, the country is lagging in its efforts. One setback involves the country’s electricity distributors, who some say are dragging their feet on requirements to offer customers the option of connecting to the national grid with small-scale electricity generation projects from renewable sources.
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