|Me kayaking on the lake|
In previous days on the trip we had learned about wind power in class, in addition to the classes we had on solar power, geothermal energy, biodiesel, biogas, biomass and hydroelectric power. This trip gave an overview of myriad different ways to be sustainable. Additionally, we toured sustainable housing that J.P. himself had designed that encompassed smarter and more efficient uses of natural lighting, electricity and water management.
We also learned about the overall structure of Costa Rica's energy systems. Costa Rica has one main, government-owned power supplier called I.C.E. All the different plants that we visited created energy and sold it to ICE, who distributed the energy to its customers. This means that even if one plant wasn't functioning, all of its customers would still have power since no plant gives energy directly to users.
|All of these sunset pictures are from the boat|
|The wind plant we visited|