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Latest milestone in Cuba’s 10 MW solar capacity plan

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is making its mark in Cuba. Recently, the country’s second solar PV farm, located in the province of Villa Clara, was commissioned.

Energias Renovables reported that the new PV plant has a capacity of around 1 MW.

While Granma, which is Cuba’s official daily newspaper, claimed the facility will produce enough electricity to supply 750 homes and will mean significant annual savings in oil consumption.

Furthermore, over the next five months, five new solar farms are expected to be up and running in Cuba.

They form part of its national programme, which aims to achieve a solar capacity of 10 MW.

Cuba currently produces about only 4 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources but expects to increase that to 10 per cent by 2030.

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