Wednesday, September 28, 2011
For the first time in Honduran history, today more than thirty wind turbines began generating about 68 megawatts of renewable energy, capable of illuminating at least 70,000 typical homes. The company Mesoamerica Energy began testing the wind farm in Cerro de Hula, 24 miles south of Tegucigalpa. The site will eventually host 51 turbines, generating 102 megawatts, and catapulting Honduras into the position of the biggest producer of renewable energy in Central America. The current 68 megawatts represents just 1% of the country's wind energy potential.
Photo and source: La Prensa