Cuba: Las Tunas Province Using Clean Energy
LAS TUNAS, Cuba, Jun 4 (acn) Las Tunas Hotel has joined a
program for the development of renewable energy sources in the
eastern province with the installation of 50 solar panels.
The investment will contribute
to economic savings and to the promotion of
the entity as an example in combining nature and harmony in
sector, said the specialist at that entity Maria Vence.
During the current year, the eastern province of Las Tunas
renewable energy sources reaching 12.4 percent of the total
An investment process in the production entities and
services will allow
the use of 25 windmills for cattle raising, adding to over
one thousand in
During the current year, 18 bio-gas (organic material) to
cook food in
communities close to porcine centers will be used in
addition to several
irrigation equipment and water pumps powered through solar
Rolando Sales, of the Provincial Electricity Company pointed
out that out
of the 8 municipalities in Las Tunas province there are over
centers that work with solar panels, wind, water and
biomass, however the
potential is much more than what is currently used.
He added that there are studies that show the possibility of
the generating capacity through agro generators and solar
above all in the northern region where, for example there
winds of over 6 meters per second.
In the Pasture and Fodder Station in Las Tunas, an area will
on renewable energy and will be used in rural zones where
courses will be
carried out and experimental programs.
According to Anisley Santiesteban, Researcher for the
Research Center on
Energy Efficiency and Technology Processes, more knowledge
on its use must
be extended, because on occasions bad work stops the good
the equipments installed.