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Solar Power for Cuban Mountain Villages: Phaesun Installs Independent PV Systems in the Framework of An Aid Project

 

Independent solar PV system for the village hall of El Brujito, Cuba

Independent solar PV system for the village hall of El Brujito, Cuba

German solar PV enterprise Phaesun (Memmingen) has safeguarded the solar power supply of two Cuban mountain villages together with the non-profit association Karen e.V. The installation of more than 50 individual solar photovoltaic (PV) systems was completed in July 2014.

 

 Hurricane cuts off villages from the power grid

In 2008, the west of Cuba was haunted by a terrible hurricane which caused considerable damages among others in the villages of El Toro and El Brujito located in the mountains of the district of Artemisa in the west of Cuba. 80% of the residential buildings, two elementary schools and medical centres were destroyed. The inhabitants who stayed there have rebuilt a majority of the buildings, however these localities are cut off from the power grid and the government has no ambitions to build up a power supply system.

 

Rural solar PV electrification

Members of Karen e.V. together with Phaesun worked out an electrification plan including all buildings. In a first phase in February 2014, the medical centres, elementary schools and some residential buildings in El Toro were equipped with solar PV systems which now provide illumination and cooling.

 

The next solar PV systems were installed in June in the mountain village of El Brujito. The independent solar energy systems supply the village hall (recreation and TV room, village store) and private households. The remaining systems were now completed with the self-responsibility of the local team.

 

Source: http://www.solarserver.com/solar-magazine/solar-news/current/2014/kw30/solar-power-for-cuban-mountain-villages-phaesun-installs-independent-pv-systems-in-the-framework-of-an-aid-project.html

Independent solar PV system for the village hall of El Brujito, Cuba



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