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Green Costa Rica Builds First Large Scale Solar Energy Plant in the Guanacaste

Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla and the head of the national energy institute (ICE) inaugurated Costa Rica's first large scale solar energy plant.  

The Miravalles solar park, funded by a $10,000 donation by the Japanese and $1.5 million by ICE, has 4,300 235 watt solar panels, 10 power conditioners, a transformer and a control room. 

Costa Rica Exports Up an Impressive 7.8%

According to the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer), Costa Rican exports of goods increased by 7.8 percent between January and October this year compared to the same period in 2011.

During the period, the Costa Rica sold products worth $9.4 billion, which represents $678 million more than in 2011.

Procomer reported that exports from the Free Trade Zone sector increased 11.7 percent, while companies outside the regime increased sales 3 percent.

Costa Rica Among Top 20 Emerging Economies 2012

According to Ernst & Young Study, Costa Rica Ranks 19 in the Top 20 Emerging Economies
Costa Rica is more than just exotic wildlife, spectacular beaches, great climate, exciting eco-adventures, and tropical rainforests. For serious investors around the world, Costa Rica is also a great location for investment.

In a study undertaken by Ernst and Young that ranks countries in an emerging economies index, Costa Rica came in an impressive 19th.


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