Eight wind farms are scheduled to begin operating in Cuba by 2020, representing 280 MW of installed capacity, confirmed Aleisly Valdes, director of the Administration of Renewable Sources and Emergency.

Two of the eight wind farms will be cited in the centre of the Caribbean island in Ciego de Avila and Valla Clara; while the others will be located in the east side of the island, reports have said.

The authorities have not disclosed how much investment will be required but have said they are confident that the money will be recovered in less than a decade.

The wind farms are also expected to save in the country in region of 200 000 tonnes of diesel fuel a year.

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