Thursday, 6 October 2011

First wind power plant in Honduras
2 Oct 2011

Central America has tremendous opportunities in developing green energy. From biofuels to hydropower and wind to thermal there is a lot these central American countries can provide. Honduras' first wind power plant began operations amid an ongoing energy crisis that has prompted frequent power outages across the country. The state power utility, ENEE, launched the project, which includes 51 towers lining a hill some 25 km south of Tegucigalpa. The project is the first phase of a more expansive push to bring more wind power to the country. By the end of the year, the wind farm will be producing a total of 102 MWs at a cost of $260 million. Now Honduras in on the map for green energy production. In recent years biofuel plantations have also dominated the renewable energy sector such as countries like Costa Rica.