Texas Tech University

Renewable Energy in Costa Rica

Costa Rica receives 99% of the country's electricity through renewable energy. Costa Rica's renewable energy portfolio includes hydroelectricity, geothermal energy, biomass energy, solar power, and wind energy. Students will get an opportunity to tour several renewable energy facilities throughout Costa Rica and will get an opportunity to understand the regulatory framework and legal challenges that face the Costa Rican government in continuing to develop renewable energy assets. This is also an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of renewable energy systems outside of the United States and how another country purses its renewable energy interests. Students will also get an opportunity to study at the Texas Tech University Costa Rica campus in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Tunnel


Courses Offered

  • WE 4320: Independent Study in Wind Energy

Program Fee

Program Dates

  • May 26, 2019 - June 14, 2019

Program Open To

  • All TTU Students

Program Fee Includes

  • Lodging
  • In-country transportation
  • Translators as needed
  • Internet access

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • TTU tuition and fees
  • Optional activities
  • Personal spending money
  • Some excursions
  • Education Abroad fee ($200)
  • Mandatory insurance ($2.57/day)

For more information:

Contact: Matt Saldana


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