CABEI donates equipment for Renewable Energy Generation Teaching Laboratory to UTN of Costa Rica


Through CABEI Non-Reimbursable Technical Assistance, photovoltaic, wind and hydroelectric teaching equipment was purchased and installed at a Costa Rican university.

San José, Costa Rica, February 17, 2021. – A Didactic Laboratory for Renewable Energy Generation was set up at the National Technical University (UTN) in Cañas, Guanacaste, thanks to the collaboration of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), which donated US$30,000 for the purchase of the didactic equipment necessary for its installation.Dicha Asistencia Técnica No Reembolsable se enmarca en el Proyecto “Acelerando las Inversiones en Energía Renovable en Centroamérica (ARECA)” del BCIE, y se materializó con la instalación de equipo didáctico Fotovoltaico, Eólico e Hidráulico.

The Didactic Laboratory of Renewable Energy Generation will serve as a technological, academic, and demonstrative platform for students applying for access to public resources for technical training in the Environmental Management, Occupational Health, Electrical and Electronic Engineering careers offered by UTN, as well as the new Energy Engineering career being promoted by this University.

"We are pleased to be part of this initiative, which we are sure will be of great benefit to students interested in joining the new generation that will preserve the planet through their knowledge," said CABEI Executive President Dr. Dante Mossi.

For his part, UTN Rector Emmanuel González reiterated his gratitude to the CABEI authorities who made this important donation possible. He added that the Rector's Office and the Dean's Office of the Guanacaste Campus will take all the necessary actions to bring the project to a successful conclusion and thus fully comply with UTN's higher education objectives. 

The ARECA Project is aligned with CABEI's Institutional Strategy 2020-2024, specifically in the Transversal Strategic Axis of Environmental and Social Sustainability, which promotes the approval of programs and projects that favor social ownership and address the need to preserve the environment.