juwi completes 15.3MW wind farm in Costa Rica

German renewable energy developer juwi Energias Renovables has completed construction of the 15.3MW Eólico Valle Central wind farm in Costa Rica.

The farm employs 17 Enercon E44 turbines each with a 900KW capacity and is located 1,800m above sea level near the capital of city of San Jose.

Expected to generate 37 million kWh of clean electricity, suffice for 15,000 local households, the farm will help displace 43,000 tons of carbon emissions every year.

The wind farm advances the Central American country’s plans to generate 100% renewable energy by 2021 and will be inaugurated by President Laura Chinchilla on 13 December 2012.

juwi Energias Renovables Costa Rica managing director Alejandro Guerrero remarked that the wind farm’s construction was challenging due to its locale and weather.

“We are happy to energetically assist Costa Rica in transforming its energy supply.

“An energy supply based on one hundred percent renewable energies guarantees sustainability, price stability and security,” Guerrero said.

Eólico Valle Central, established by Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL) and the BCIE bank, owns and operates the wind farm.