Faculty Advisor

Rudolph, Jennifer

Faculty Advisor

Selkow, Stanley M.

Center

San Jose, Costa Rica

Abstract

Empresa de Servicios Publicos de Heredia (ESPH) in Costa Rica wants to develop a wind farm to complement hydropower generation. We explored the feasibility of building a wind farm at a site in Guanacaste for ESPH by determining potential energy output, feasible turbine placement, construction feasibility, financial feasibility and the social and environmental impacts. We proposed a design with a twelve-megawatt wind farm with a payback period of five years as the most cost-effective and efficient.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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