New wind farm in Santa Ana will generate 15 megawatts of clean energy
December 14th, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) The National Light and Energy Company (CNFL, in Spanish) inaugurated the new wind farm, Parque Eolico Valle Central, on Thursday. The park was built with a budget of more than $45 million, donated by the German Development Bank.
The park is located in the mountains of Santa Ana, and has 17 wind turbines that will produce up to 15.3 megawatts of clean energy, equivalent to the energy needs of 9,000 families, according to the statement.
CNFL has 8 electrical generation plants throughout the country, and said that this plant will increase its production of clean energy by 60%.
Pablo Cob, Executive President for CNFL, said that each turbine is designed using the latest techniques to generate the most energy possible.
The Chambers Union (UCCAEP, in Spanish) recently reported that companies in Costa Rica pay the highest electrical rates of any country included in the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
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