The photovoltaic plant of Chambas, in Cuba, comes into operation
Although it began to deliver electricity to the National Electric System in August of 2017, the first photovoltaic park in the Cuban province of Ciego de Ávila , which has a capacity of 4.4 MW , came into full operation at the end of January .
Now, a second plant located in the municipality of Chambas, with a generation capacity of 5.5 MW that is in the phase of adjustment and commissioning, was synchronized to the SEN at the beginning of February and contributes on average between 15 and 18 MW daily , according to Ariel Díaz Román, technical director of the provincial Electric Company, to the Cuban News Agency.
For this year, the construction of two new plants is expected, one in the municipality of Venezuela and another in the rural area of ??La Cuba, in the town of Baraguá.
Photovoltaic energy is booming in Ciego de Ávila with the placement of solar panels in homes far from the national network, hotel establishments, children's circles and public buildings, added Ramón Acosta Álvarez, specialist of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment in the province .
Also agriculture, especially livestock, employs electric fences that work with this technology to graze livestock. You enter provinces like Holguín, in the eastern part of Cuba, which suffers droughts frequently, solar energy is used to supply water to livestock in times of drought.