Telecom Companies Invest in Renewable Energy

Panamanian carriers Cable & Wireless and Digicel Panama have installed stations powered by wind and sun energy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

These stations were built in remote access areas, and had a price tag of approximately $350.000.

Eduardo Ryan, Digicel Panama president, said that "... these stations are costly because they work through satellite connections, which demands higher capacity to guarantee backup for the user ... these facilities backup 150% of their daily energy requirement, meaning three days of working without power in case of failure".

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Difficulties in Power Generation in Guatemala

October 2013

More than 45 power plants which are being built with an investment of more than $1.1 million face social, technical and financing problems.

Prensalibre.com reports: "The works are part of the tenders in the Generation Expansion Plan made in 2010 and 2012 for long-term contracts, which seek to ensure the supply of energy for Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala (EEGSA) and Energuate ... ".

Panama: Tax Incentives for Solar Energy

May 2013

Congress will start discussing in the next few days a bill that exempts import taxes to generators using solar technology.

Panamaamerica.com.pa reports that "the diversification of the energy matrix through the use of renewable natural resources, such as solar and wind power has become one of the main objectives of the policy to generate electricity in the country. "

Using Renewable Energy will not Lower Prices

May 2012

Electricity generation by small plants that use renewable resources will not encourage a decline in consumer rates.

This was admitted by the director of development of renewable energy at the National Energy Council (CNE), Mario Rodriguez, who presented to representatives of the electricity sector the content of a Master Plan for Development of Renewable Energy.

Chinese Energy Company Studies Investment in Honduras

April 2011

Representatives of company Hidro-China are in the country analyzing possible renewable energy investment opportunities.

In meetings held with Honduran president, Porfirio Lobo, and the head of the National Energy Company, Roberto Martínez Lozano, the Chinese representatives described their interest in taking part in studies into the Patuca hydroelectric project and understanding the country's hydroelectric potential.

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