The VII Cubafotovoltaica International Workshop, where the central debate was the search for alternatives to finance the exploitation of solar energy and achieve its successful integration into the national electric power grid concluded on Friday in this capital
As explained to the Cuban News Agency by Dr. Daniel Stolik, researcher of the Institute of Science and Technology of Materials (IMRE) and president of the Organizing Committee of the event, there is concern about the extent to which energy can be incorporated into the national photovoltaic grid without affecting its balance.
As part of the meeting, experiences were also shared on the current research situation regarding new materials and concepts for photovoltaic devices, practices in the operation and maintenance of these equipment, and the short-term prediction of the energy production of the panels.
From December 5, the sessions of the event organized by the IMRE and the Faculty of Physics of the University of Havana began, and were attended by 160 national and foreign delegates.
Daniel Stolik said that on this occasion there were presentations on photovoltaic energy from experts from Germany, Canada, Denmark, the United States and Spain, and that the participation of specialists from the Unión Eléctrica de Cuba was highlighted.
He said the workshop had been enriching and opportune, as it served as a favorable platform to publicize the progress of the country in terms of photovoltaic development, which has transcended the limits of academic research and has gone straight into business and industry.
Doctor Julio Rimada, who works as a researcher of the IMRE and is a member of the Organizing Committee of Cubafotovoltaica, coincided with Stolik in pointing out that in the country there has been a maturation of knowledge on the subject, and that the need for the development and use of the energy coming from the sun.
By 2030, Cuba plans to produce 24 percent of its energy from renewable sources, and of this, it is expected that three percent comes from the Sun.
Stolik reported that currently there are 34 photovoltaic parks built, five in the phase of completion, and 25 projected, which are distributed throughout the country.
With information of acn