Costa de Cocos 11-kW Wind-Diesel Hybrid Power System

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Costa de Cocos is a small resort located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Using the existing diesel generator, the resort's power system was retrofitted to a wind-hybrid diesel system. The reason for this retrofit was to supply 24-hour power, to reduce diesel fuel by using wind energy, and to reduce diesel air and noise emissions in order to promote ecotourism. The; wind system was installedin October 1996 with cost-shared funding from the U.S. Department of Energy/U.S. Agency for International Development renewable energy program in Mexico. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) supplied technical assistance to the project. Discussed in this paper are the system design, installation, and initial performance.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1997
EventWindpower '97 - Austin, Texas
Duration: 15 Jun 199718 Jun 1997


ConferenceWindpower '97
CityAustin, Texas

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-440-23296


  • AID
  • ecotourism
  • Quintana Roo, Mexico


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