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Solar energy for new industries and commerce

Published: June 21, 2021

When a developer is building a new site for industries or commerce, they want it to be attractive for investors and consumers. Photovoltaic solar energy  takes an important role regarding the added value that can be given to the site. This technology makes it more efficient, with cheaper electricity and more friendly with the environment. […]

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Technology evolution of solar panels

Published: June 8, 2021

In the past 12 years the technology evolution of solar panels has been huge. Change in the raw materials, power, sizes, amongst others have been very relevant. This has allowed solar energy to be more accesible and that more people can take advantage of this technology. In this blog we will share with you some […]

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Clean versus renewable electric energy

Published: May 18, 2021

With certain frequency, even inside the energy industry, the concepts of clean versus renewable electric energy are used as synonyms. However, the truth is they are not. There is an important difference between both and we will explain it in this blog post. Renewable electric energy According to greenpeace.org, renewable electric energy comes from renewable […]

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Clean energy to improve the world

Published: May 17, 2021

Investing time, effort and resources in a company to simply generate profits and pay your payroll, has no sense as human beings. Life and work go way beyond that.  We have the opportunity to reach our full potential if we change the way we see business. From day one, greenenergy®️ was founded with the objective […]

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Solar panel leasing options in Costa Rica

Published: April 29, 2021

Many people want to save costs in their monthly electricity bill. To achieve this, most look for solar panel leasing options that don’t mean a big upfront investment. At greenenergy® we offer you the opportunity to install your photovoltaic solar energy system through the operating lease based on a financial function figure. What does this […]

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Return on Investment of Solar Panels

Published: April 28, 2021

,Learn how the return on investment of your solar panels works and what defines if a ROI is healthy or not. Term and minimum energy consumption The term of the return on investment varies between each person. It depends on the hours in which electricity is used, the rate and the physical characteristics of the […]

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Solar panels for a new house: what you should know

Published: April 26, 2021

Would you like solar panels for a new house? This is what you should know: 1. The new house must have a consumption history In Costa Rica, the vast majority of electricity distributors request a 6-month consumption history to install solar panels and connect them to the grid.  Therefore, if you are building a new […]

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All you need to know about microgrids – Written by: Ignacio Salazar, Commercial Director at greenenergy®

Published: January 27, 2021

What is an electric microgrid? It is an integrated system for the generation and management of low-voltage energy (similar voltage level of a house), that includes solar panels, storage batteries, energy inverters and a software that controls the generation, storage and management of the energy produced. It can be controlled as an individual entity that […]

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Reduction in electricity fee for ICE consumers

Published: January 18, 2021

Good news for ICE’s energy consumers! Starting January 2021, ICE’s electricity consumers will have a reduction in their monthly fee. In the following image you will be able to see the new fee adjustments. Source: ARESEP, Energy Department, Resolution RE-0127-IE-2020. It is important to inform that there will be a new residential fee scheme for […]

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Clean energy turned into freedom: our slogan

Published: January 11, 2021

By the end of 2020, we launched our new slogan, one that defines and lands our essence: clean energy turned into freedom. We are immersed in the clean energy industry because we truly believe that it catapults companies and people’s lives. Not only because of its environmental and economic sustainability benefits, but because it represents […]

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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: editorial greenenergy®

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

  1.Photovoltaic system interconnected to the general distribution network (on-grid) – 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 has the opportunity to complete […]

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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, Engineering Director

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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