Cuba has opened a 3.75MWp photovoltaic park, which will provide electricity to power close to 7000 homes.
This project will be added to the 10MW solar PV installations in the region of Matanzas.
The project was backed by Cuba’s Ministry of Energy and Mines, and further financing came from IRENA, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.
The solar PV park was completed through an investment of USD 15 million, and will help support the country’s national targets to increase the share of renewables to 24% by 2030.
“The IRENA/ADFD Project Facility is a testament to the importance of cross-border innovative solutions in renewable energy,” said Cuba’s Energy and Mines Minister Raúl Garcia Barreiro. “The 10MW grid-connected solar PV project will help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increase the share of renewables in Cuba’s energy mix.”