Costa Rica

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    SHW system for Costa Rican hotel crowdfunded in 24 hours

    The German crowdfunding platform for renewable energies ecoligo.investments has successfully funded its third solar heat project. A solar hot water system for the hotel Arena Kioro in Costa Rica with an investment volume of EUR 99,000 was financed within 24 hours by 75 investors at...
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  • EXPOSOLAR 2017, San Jose

    EXPOSOLAR 2017 organised by the Costa Rican solar association (acesolar), will be taking place from 18 to 20 May 2017 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Its primary objective is to provide a public forum which shall enable the general public to acquire hands-on information as well as to become acquainted...
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  • Quality Infrastructure Crucial to Emerging Markets

    Quality Infrastructure Crucial to Emerging Markets

    In December 2015, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a comprehensive report on how to establish a quality infrastructure (QI) for solar water heaters on small-scale markets (see the attached document). The 76-page study is part of a series on Quality...
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  • Costa Rica: Rising Energy Prices to Benefit Solar Water Heating

    Costa Rica: Rising Energy Prices to Benefit Solar Water Heating

    Costa Ricans currently spend up to 40 % of their electricity bill on hot water supply. With an average annual increase of 5.3 %, the demand for electricity has quadrupled over the last 20 years and prices have more than doubled during the same period. Therefore, one should assume solar...
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  • Exposolar 2015, San Jose

    EXPOSOLAR 2016 organised by the Costa Rican solar association (acesolar), will be taking place from 20 to 22 November 2015 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Its primary objective is to provide a public forum which shall enable the general public to acquire hands-on information as well as to become...
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  • Latin America on Its Way to Solar Thermal Quality Standards

    Latin America on Its Way to Solar Thermal Quality Standards

    Brazil is going to implement compulsory certification of solar water heating (SWH) equipment in 2015. Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Mexico already have laboratories for testing, and Costa Rica has recently set up one. Latin America is working through the regional Pan American Standards...
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  • Financing Solar Energy in Costa Rica: Case Studies (2011)

    This document provides information on the Costa Rican Institute for Electricity’s (ICE) efforts to bring modern energy resources to the, largely rural, 2% of the Costa Rican population whom live off the grid. An essential component of these efforts involved brining...

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  • EXPOSOLAR, San Jose

    EXPOSOLAR 2014 organised for the Costa Rican solar association (acesolar), will be taking place from 31 October 31 to 01 November 2014 in San Jose, Costa Rica and will be the first event of its kind in this region. Its primary objective is to provide a public forum which shall enable the general...
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  • Costa Rica: Small Market but Prestigious Large-Scale Projects

    Costa Rica: Small Market but Prestigious Large-Scale Projects

    Costa Rica’s local solar thermal industry has been getting organised: The Solar Energy Association of Costa Rica, Acesolar, was officially founded last year. In early 2013, all formal issues were resolved and Acesolar was able to start working. Currently, the association has around...

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  • Costa Rica: Training Course at Earth University

    Costa Rica: Training Course at Earth University

    An excellent campus, a highly motivated group of professionals and an abundantly sunny country: Martin Schnauss (third from right) is very satisfied with his Costa Rican training course, which took place in the middle of November at the international campus of the Earth University,...

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  • Mexico: Workshop on Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters

    Mexico: Workshop on Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters

    A comprehensive documentation of the workshop “Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters: Tasks for the Quality Infrastructure” is now available online on the webpage of the German federal agency PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt): ...

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  • Solar Cooking in Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP)

    This document and website provide detailed information about the Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP), which promotes the construction and use of solar cookers in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The project has an environmental purpose - promoting the...

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