Electricity Production from Renewable Sources Excl. Hydro (As % of Total) rose to 24.4% in Costa Rica in 2015

Electricity Production from Renewable Sources Excl. Hydro (As % of Total) (%)
Energy & Utility | Costa Rica | December 26, 2018
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Electricity production from renewable sources excl. hydro as a percentage of total reached 24.4 % in 2015 in Costa Rica, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 1.42 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from renewable sources excl. hydro as a percentage of total in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 24.4 % in 2015 and an all time low of 0.259 % in 1991. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, electricity production from renewable sources excl. hydro as a percentage of total in Guatemala amounted to 25.3 %, 16.2 % in Honduras, 43.6 % in Nicaragua and 4.56 % in Panama in 2015.

Costa Rica has been ranked 15th within the group of 110 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from renewable sources excl. hydro as a percentage of total, 7 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Electricity production from renewable sources includes hydropower, geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.

Electricity Production from Renewable Sources Excl. Hydro (As % of Total) Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Colombia % 1.05% 4.13% 3.34% 3.22% 3.03%
Costa Rica % 17.6% 17.5% 18.7% 20.7% 21.4%
El Salvador % 30.3% 30.2% 29.9% 30.6% 31.9%
Guatemala % 16.6% 20.6% 19.0% 19.5% 20.3%
Honduras % 2.54% 2.36% 10.00% 13.3% 12.8%
Mexico % 2.97% 3.13% 2.92% 3.41% 3.88%
Nicaragua % 22.3% 23.2% 22.4% 32.4% 41.4%
Panama % 0.333% 0.298% 0.294% 0.302% 0.391%
USA % 3.68% 4.10% 4.79% 5.49% 6.32%