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

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica

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