Wind and solar power are considered by many specialists as the energy of the future. The use of new technologies has resulted in an increasingly efficient use of the power of the wind, which is clean, renewable and abundant in the whole planet.
Constructora Meco has participated actively in the development of three clean-power based generation projects.
The first project was developed in 2008-2009, a Wind Power Project located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with 55 wind power generators and a total capacity of 49.5 megawatts.
The second project was developed in 2011-2012. It is the Valle Central Wind Power Project, located in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. This project is provided with 17 wind power generators, each with a capacity of 900 kilowatts (total of 15 MW), and will meet the energy needs of 14,000 homes of subscribers of Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz. Being this a zone of steep terrain in Salitral de Santa Ana, of difficult access only gained through a muddy road, the access works do represent a significant portion of the cost of the project. In order to be able to convey the wind power generators to the summit of these hills, it was necessary to build 6.4 kilometers of asphalt road, with its respective ditches.
The third project was the development of a solar power plant in the slopes of the Miravalles Volcano, in the Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, which shall supply, on a medium-term basis, tenths of rural homes. It has been foreseen that the Miravalles solar power plant may produce sufficient power to light on a simultaneous basis 4000 light bulbs for one hour. It will generate 1M of electric power in a 100% clean process.
Constructora Meco developed all concrete works used as stands, where the structures on which the solar panels rest are located. These were 610 pieces with a size of 3 by 1 m over an area of 2 hectares, including the construction of ditches and pavement structure. We also built and install electric boxes and ducts.
The development of countries seeking the preservation of the environment and human development hand in hand with the ecosystem area is something in which Constructora Meco is proud to participate.