Renewables hit 96.3% share in Costa Rica in H1 2016

Wind farm in Costa Rica. Author: Christian Haugen. Licence: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

July 18 (SeeNews) - Renewables, mainly hydro, geothermal and wind power plants, accounted for 96.36% of Costa Rica’s electricity during the first half of 2016.

According data published on Friday by the local government, using preliminary figures from National Energy Control Centre (Cence), about 5,051.6 GWh of renewable power was produce in the period.

For the first half of 2016, hydropower plants (HPPs) generated 69.36% of Costa Rica’s electricity. Geothermal stations and wind farms accounted for 13.38% and 12.2%, respectively. The share of biomass was 1.4% and solar power plants were at the bottom with a 0.02% contribution to the country’s generation. Non-renewables sources took a share of just 3.64%.

In June alone, 99.58% of Costa Rica’s power came from clean energy sources.

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