El Salvador Prefers Mini Hydro Stations

The concept is part of the "Master Plan for the development of renewable energies" which sets out a strategy in power generation for the next 15years.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A study by the National Energy Council (CNE) in conjunction with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) outlines a strategy for the next 15 years in the development of technologies using renewable resources.

"One of the main conclusions of the study is that the country you can support the installation of small hydro stations, given the abundance of water which it has. The document details the potential for implementing different renewable generation technologies (wind, biomass, photovoltaic, and others), and financial feasibility analysis and technical recommendations," reports Laprensagrafica.com.

El Salvador also has potential for photovoltaic projects, the study said.

The CNE also announced that the Development Bank of El Salvador will provide funding for these projects.

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Support for Mini Hydropower in Guatemala

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The government of Guatemala has promised to support power projects promoted by cooperatives in rural areas.

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