An entire country’s electrical generation operating for 300 days solely on a mixture of hydro, geothermal, wind, biomass and solar energy! That is very exciting and proves that developing nations see major value in clean energy investments. This type of forward thinking activism will insure Costa Rica’s future as a powerhouse in renewable energy and help stabilize an area that would otherwise be threatened by fluctuating fossil fuel prices and supply chains.
Costa Rica was able to reach such a feat by committing to the 5 different renewable sources; hydropower (78%), wind (10%), geothermal energy (10%), biomass and solar (1%).
In comparison, the United States currently generates about 15% of its electrical needs from a similar mix of Renewable Sources.