Costa Rica hits 300 days of clean power so far in 2017

Costa Rica has produced 100% of its energy from renewables for 300 days this year. That’s according to the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE), which says the Central American nation has beaten its own green power record, when renewable output matched consumption for 299 of 2015’s 365 days. With more than a month of […]

Renewables power Costa Rica for more than two months

Costa Rica has been powered entirely by renewable energy for more than two months straight and counting. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), the country’s state-owned utility, said 150 days of renewable energy have been generated in total this year. Traditional power sources were last used to generate electricity on 16th June. Roughly 80% of […]

Costa Rica closed 2015 with 99% renewable energy

Costa Rica generated 98.9% of its electricity from renewable sources in December. That’s according to the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) which stated hydropower and geothermal plants generated 88% of the energy mix. Solar, wind and biomass accounted for 10.8%. Between 1st of January and 17th of December 2015, the country generated 100% of its power from […]

Green season kicks off at Costa Rica football stadium

Costa Rica’s first football stadium powered by solar panels is now fully operational. The array at Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium has a capacity of 260KW and will generate around 400,000kWh per year. That is expected to help the stadium save $148,000 (£94,720) in electricity costs annually, according to La Liga Deportiva Alajuelense football club. The solar panels […]

Ay caramba! Costa Rica runs green for 75 days

Costa Rica has run its entire country on renewable energy for the past 75 days. The Central American republic which has a population the size of Scotland, has been running on a mix of hydro, geothermal and solar and not used any fossil fuels for the first quarter of 2015. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute […]