Solar energy complex to be constructed in Eastern Cuba


A 2.5 megawatt solar energy complex, which will be hooked into the national power system, is being constructed in Guantanamo in Eastern Cuba. 


The facility, which will utilise five hectares (12.35 acres) of land, is considered the most important of its kind in this province, since it will comprise 10,800 solar panels, said Ismael Matos, investor with the local Hydro-energy Entrepreneurial Unit.


Matos said that the project, which is expected to be fully implemented by December, is part of the government’s strategy to develop renewable energy sources.


The renewable energy programs promoted by former president Fidel Castro in remote rural areas have benefitted 410 schools, 165 community TV rooms, 20 social facilities and over 500 homes.