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Published on : Mar 12, 2015

Nicaragua is known as the land of fierce winds, reverberating volcanoes, and tropical sun. In simple worlds, we can say the place is a paradise of renewable energy. The nation in Central America is increasingly gaining in popularity among the supporters of green energy and eco-friendly world. Recently, Nicaragua has attracted the attention of global leaders who foresee to transform the nation as a green energy powerhouse. As opined by industry experts, in the next couple of years, the whole of Nicaragua’s electricity needs will be addressed by geothermal plants, wind farms, and hydroelectric dams. 

Lake Nicaragua, which stretches almost across half the length of the country is the site of one of the largest wind farms in the world. As mentioned by Javier Pentzke, who serves as the manager of the Amayo wind farm, the country is namesake for the one of the greatest wind energy resource in the world. Pentzke said in a recent interview that the land experiences the perfect supply of winds for rotating the three-blades of wind turbines which are set up on the western shore of the giant lake. 

Report says, a few years ago the country suffered from acute shortage of electricity. Nicaragua was entirely dependent on electricity harnessed from fuel but it dint have efficient thermal power plants to transform the fuel into electricity. As a result, the nation mostly suffered 12-hours blackout that hampered the country’s economy considerably and made daily lives of people living there a taxing affair. 

But, with the recognition of the country’s renewable sources, such as thundering volcanoes, tropical sun, and powerful wind, Nicaragua at present generates almost half of its electricity needs from these renewable sources. The figure is officially predicted to reach 80% within a couple of years.