Journal article

Geo-Information Is Power

Jairo Quiros-Tortos, Gustavo Valverde, Andres Arguello, Luis Nando Ochoa

IEEE POWER & ENERGY MAGAZINE | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Economies of scale, incentives, and technological advances have made photovoltaic (PV) systems more affordable and common in developed nations. In Latin America, however, cost and regulation are still barriers for their widespread adoption, particularly by residential and commercial customers. In Costa Rica, there has only recently been interest in rooftop PV systems thanks to a major pilot project carried out from 2010 to 2015 by the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, ICE), the administrator of the generation, the transmission system operator, and one of the eight distribution network operators (DNOs) who also supply electricity. The hundreds of i..

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