Costa Rican homes and businesses that generate electricity through solar and other renewable sources can store surplus in the grid starting Friday.
The first of the Reventazón dam’s five turbines went online this week. When the dam is fully operational, it will produce enough power for an estimated 525,000 homes.
Electricity rates in Costa Rica will be up to 5 percent cheaper for customers of six of the country’s eight main suppliers thanks to abundant renewable energy.
Hoping to install solar panels in your home to help you save on your electricity bill? Costa Rica just took a major step forward by establishing the price structure for net metering for distributed generation, opening the door to a potential solar boom.
A study on 4G LTE mobile networks ranks performance and coverage of Costa Rica's carriers just above average for the world.
The public services regulator approved a 6.7 percent cut in electricity rates for customers of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute starting in January.
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.
Despite declarations from the executive branch that the Costa Rican government will not pursue geothermal electricity development in national parks, the office of governing Citizen Action Party legislator Ottón Solís is working on a bill to allow it in three volcanic protected areas.
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) announced rolling interruptions of phone, Internet and cable services this week in five provinces. Find out if/when it will affect you.