Costa Rica News – Guanacaste launches a solar park that will provide electricity to 2,000 homes.
The park was inaugurated this week. It sits on five hectares of a property owned by Coopeguanacaste, R.L.
It uses 15,456 photovoltaic panels. It is the largest in the country using this source of clean generation. The facility will provide nine gigawatt hours a year, directly benefiting thousands of households in the province.
The investment of $8.6 million was achieved through a loan with the MGM Sustainable Energy Fund, which promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
It is 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, which focuses on mitigating the effects of climate change through the use of clean technologies which reduce greenhouse gas emissions.