Cuba will inaugurate in March the third photovoltaic park of Sancti Spíritus
Las Tunas, Cuba. Krixz, Flickr.com
The Electric Company of Sancti Spíritus is completing the installation of the third solar park in the province, located in the town of Guasimal, according to the local press.
The facility will have an installed capacity of 4.4 MW and has required an investment of 12 million pesos ($ 480,000) granted by a loan from China to finance 100 MW in the region.
According to Carlos Misael Rodríguez Márquez, general director of the organization, in the assembly of the park Chinese pinging technology is used for tables with which concrete structures are dispensed, which shortens the construction time of the work, which will be completed in March.
Rodríguez Márquez clarified that the installation is staffed by the brigades of the Ministry of Construction, the Information Technology and Automation Company of Villa Clara, and the Copextel Sancti Spíritus Corporation.
The Electric Company plans to install another six parks in Sancti Spíritus during 2018. In fact, land clearing work has already begun for two of them, which will be located in Yaguajay and Arroyo Blanco and will have an installed capacity of 2.2 MW each.
The plant that will be located in Mayajigua will have a slightly higher power, 4.4 MW, that of Venegas will be 1.2 MW. These two parks are not included in the Chinese loan that will finance the rest of the works in Sancti Spíritus.
In the second half of the year two other parks will be undertaken in Trinidad.
Currently, Cuba's photovoltaic power is 65 MW : In 2017, approximately 32 MW of new solar installations were connected to the Cuban network.