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New Technology to Set up Photovoltaic Solar Parks in Cuba

The first photovoltaic solar park with the use of pile driving technology in Cuba is currently being built in the central province of Sancti Spiritus.

Misael Rodriguez, general manager of the Electricity Company (EC), told ACN that the technology, from China, will considerably reduce the construction process, since contrary to the rest of the parks installed in the country, this does not use concrete.

Hence, he added, the piling of piles, as structures supporting solar panels, is a more economical and productive process. The entity covers 7.1 hectares (ha) and will produce a power of 4.4 megawatts of photovoltaic solar energy.

The construction of this work will only take one and a half month, while that same process lasted twice that period when building the other park of the province which only covers 2.5 ha.

According to Reinier Hernandez, EC specialist of Renewable Energy, pointed out that when the park to be connected to the National Electroenergetic System, it will generate 6,600 mw / hour a year, which means thermoelectric plants will cease consuming more than 1,700 tons of fuel.

He said that the use of clean energy, which validates Cuba's efforts to increase the efficiency of electricity generation and distribution from renewable sources, will make it possible to stop emitting some 5,603 tons of polluting gases into the atmosphere.

Research indicates that solar radiation received in a day on the Caribbean island represents the oil that is consumed in five years. / ACN.

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