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MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end
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MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end

L. Arias - June 22, 2017

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is moving forward with its plan to replace traffic lights in the capital with solar-powered systems. The ministry will begin the third…

Costa Rican indigenous women to learn about solar power in India
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican indigenous women to learn about solar power in India

L. Arias - March 9, 2017

Four indigenous women belonging to Costa Rica's Gnöbe Bugle ethnic group will learn how to build, set up and maintain solar panels to bring electricity to their community in…

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

L. Arias - April 8, 2016

The pricing model for net metering, which will enable Costa Rican homes and businesses that generate their own electricity to store surplus in the grid, enters into force…

Costa Rica moves forward on distributed generation with net metering to start in April
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Business
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Costa Rica moves forward on distributed generation with net metering to start in April

The Tico Times - March 23, 2016

Starting on April 7, Costa Rica's power companies are expected to offer price structuring for net metering in homes and businesses, allowing consumers to save on energy bills…

Deadline approaching for Costa Rica to set distributed generation fees
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Deadline approaching for Costa Rica to set distributed generation fees

The Tico Times - November 18, 2015

Bright sunshine isn’t anything new to Costa Rica, but broad, consumer-based distributed generation solar power soon will be, following the recent publication of an executive decree on…

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

L. Arias - November 14, 2015

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.…

Costa Rica’s capital to have solar energy powered traffic lights
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s capital to have solar energy powered traffic lights

L. Arias - September 25, 2015

Stop lights in downtown San José are about to get a "green" upgrade. The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) said Thursday that it had awarded a $1 million contract to…

Business
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Pioneering Costa Rica’s solar push in the Central Valley: Alajuela’s Llobet and Sons

The Tico Times - September 14, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93u9OFzx1EQ&feature=youtu.be Costa Rica has always taken pride in its efforts to rely mostly on renewable energy sources instead of hydrocarbons to power its national grid. In fact,…

Hillary Clinton promises to be the US’ renewable energy president
Business
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Business
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Hillary Clinton promises to be the US’ renewable energy president

AFP - July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hillary Clinton was set to lay out an ambitious plan Monday to invest in solar and other renewable energy sources if elected president, drawing a…

The battle over distributed generation of electricity in Costa Rica
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Business
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The battle over distributed generation of electricity in Costa Rica

Cham Brownell - April 11, 2015

An April 10 article in The Tico Times titled “ICE could sell excess energy to neighboring countries” detailed the ability for Costa Rica to lower electricity rates…