Cuba testing wind energy
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- Science and Technology
- 06 / 12 / 2007
With the installment of five windmills in the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas, the country has started to use systematically wind as a source of energy, a program currently implemented in Cuba.
In this first stage of this study, researchers carry out tests for a year to determine the feasibility or not of installing air-generators in that zone, to improve the National Electric Power System.
"The inexistence of mountains that hinder the passing of wind and preliminary observations open good perspectives to generate electricity through that alternative energy source," expert Felipe Salazar told "Granma" newspaper.
In addition to evaluating sites, this program uses the Cuban Eolian Map and plans the construction of wind energy farms like that in Turiguano, north of Ciego de Avila province, Los Canarreos, on the Isle of Youth, and Gibara, in Holguin.
This is an effort of the Cuban state to use renewable, lasting energy sources, which damage neither human life nor environment.