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What does Distributed Generation, Self-Consumption and Simple Net Generation mean? – Written by: editorial staff

Published: June 22, 2020

Source: Energy National Plan 2015-2030 from Costa Rica’s Energy and Enviornmental Ministry For many years the traditional way to provide energy to consumers has been through big centralized energy generation plants from where energy is transmited and distributed to the country. For example, a hydroelectric plant is located at a river, generates the energy there […]

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Solar energy: a way of freedom and resilience – Written by: editorial staff

Published: March 31, 2020

March 31st, 2020.   The word “freedom” means being able to think or take action under one’s own will, while being responsible for the consequences. For over more than ten years, one of greennergy’s® goals has been to help people feel more and more free. How does solar energy relate to freedom? The sun alone […]

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Leaving the capitalist system to go back to the solar system – Written by: Fernando Ortuño

Published: March 23, 2020

March 22nd, 2020. -A text about my energy change, collaboration, and how we can get out of the current crisis – A few years ago, after starting my own business, I undertook an experiment along with my family and we built a life that depended only on the sun. It meant several beginnings: starting a […]

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An analysis of COVID-19 on Planet Earth and Solar Energy – Written by: Sofía Monge

Published: March 22, 2020

March 22nd, 2020 – San José, Costa Rica. If we start by asking ourselves why is this happening, we could get to different conclusions where we would only be looking at the tip of the iceberg. For example: because “China doesn’t have the necessary sanitary conditions”, because humanity is not used to wash their hands, […]

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Solar Energy Facts and Myths (FAQ) – Written by: Editorial staff greenenergy®

Published: March 20, 2020

With solar energy I can produce all the energy I need and not pay a monthly bill to the network provider. This is a fact when a system is off-grid since energy storage batteries are used, allowing the consumer to generate 100% of the energy they need. When a system is interconnected to the public […]

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Electricity rates are increasing, what can you do? – Written by: Xavier Jara, Project Engineer

Published: March 18, 2020

If the energy consumption at your company or house is not very high (monthly bill of $100 or the equivalent to 60,000 colones, or less), you can apply different ways to save electricity and reduce even more the monthly bill, since rates are getting higher and higher. Some actions you can take: Keep window drapes […]

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How does a photovoltaic solar system warranty work? – Written by: Adriana Zeledón, Directora de Operaciones.

Published: March 17, 2020

An equipment’s warranty is one of the most important characteristics customers look for when investing in solar energy. Any consumer feels safe when doing an investment that is backed by a warranty. Therefore, offering this characteristic in the projects we install is part of our responsibility. At greenenergy® we are reps of Trina Solar panels […]

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Due diligence with network provider to install solar energy – Written by: María Fernanda Calvo, General Assistant.

Published: March 17, 2020

Installing solar energy in Costa Rica implies a lot of procedures, but it is not impossible. After a client receives the design of the solar energy system, the process of requesting the availability of energy to the site’s network provider starts. The process varies between each network company. Steps: The first step is that the […]

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How to know if you qualify for a solar energy system? – Written by: Ignacio Salazar, Commercial Technical Assistant.

Published: March 17, 2020

It is common that customers who want to buy solar panels do so for three reasons:  to save money in the monthly electricity bill, to reduce the environmental footprint, or a mix of these. The truth is that in many cases the consumption of electricity, especially in houses, is less thank 300kwh per month, with […]

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Energy Storage functions and benefits – by Ignacio Salazar

Published: February 12, 2020

The act of integrating an energy storage solution into a photovoltaic system, or acquiring a hybrid solution since day one, allows consumers to apply some of the following functions in their system: Self-consumption maximization: allows the user to not only have an energy backup, but also use it when its more convenient to save money, […]

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Tax exemption on solar energy – by Adriana Zeledón

Published: February 12, 2020

During 2019 the solar energy industry in Costa Rica experienced several changes regarding tax exemptions of the goods used for this purpose. Before March 2019, the article 28 of the 7447 Law about the Regulation of the Rational Use of Energy (1984) listed a bit more than 20 goods that were tax exempted for the […]

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Which are the types of photovoltaic solar systems? – greenenergy®

Published: October 4, 2019

Greenenergy® installs three types of systems: Photovoltaic system interconnected to the general distribution network – this is a system of interconnected generation, synced with the public electric network in a way that the user consumes most of the energy directly from the solar panels, but because it is connected to the public network, it also […]

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How do photovoltaics solar systems work? – by Abdenago Guzmán

Published: October 4, 2019

The photovoltaic solar energy is the direct transformation of the solar radiation into electricity. This transformation happens in devices called photovoltaic modules also known as solar panels. In the solar panels, the solar radiations trigger the electrons of a semi conducting material, generating a small difference of potential (solar cells). The serial connection of these […]

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Why is maintenance important? – by Abdenago Guzmán

Published: October 4, 2019

October 4th, 2019.     There are times in which people or companies that have a photovoltaic solar system installed forget to request an annual preventive maintenance for their system, decide not to request at all or simply believe it is not necessary. Just like any other long-durability equipment such as a car or machines, […]

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