A number of experts in Cuba have said they believe the country can reach 16.5 per cent of renewable power generation by 2020.

Their comments were made at an online debate forum entitled ‘Energy and the Environment’ in which senior members of the government participated, reported Energias Renovables.

Experts in the country believe the Cuban sugar industry can play an important “supporting role” in the development of renewable energy in the country.

Currently, sugar cane has been used to generate 469 000 kWh, which is estimated to be equivalent to the monthly consumption of half a million homes.

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