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Renewable Energy Sources Increase in Camagüey Province

 

As part of part of the growing interest in Cuba for developing and using renewable energy sources, Camagüey province boasts of having  almost all the installations of this kind in full operation, said  engineer Alberto Reyes, director of the Integrated Centre for Appropriate Technology.  

 

In a move to reach energy independence, the use of windmills, heaters and photovoltaic solar panels, biogas digesters, hydraulic cylinders, biomass stoves, turbo generators, rope pumps, hybrid systems and photovoltaic pumping are being widely used in Camagüey.

 

At present on the countryside of this Cuban province andmostly on dairy farms, over 2,100 windmills are operating and only four of them are out of order.

 

Solar heaters are another high-impact renewable source of energy. Camagüey province has over 400 of this units, other 50 will be operational at the University of Medical Sciences and nearly 80 will be installed in the agriculture and tourism sectors.     

 

Besides, Camagüey province has some 300 solar panels generating energy for cattle-handling facilities, schools and countryside houses. Apart from this, bio-digesters are being built in small farmers’ properties and pig farms.

 

Source: http://www.cadenagramonte.cu/english/index.php/show/articles/16155:renewable-energy-sources-increase-in-camaguey-province



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