A partnership for the development of the Cuban solar industry has formed to share experience and technical expertise between Cuba and Spain. The strategic alliance was signed last week enabling the Spanish solar association (UNEF) and Cubasolar to move forward with plans for 700 MW of solar PV by 2030. Cuba currently has an installed capacity of 22 MW across 14 plants and with the planned deployment, a total 24% of domestic energy production would result from solar PV. A UK firm, Hive Energy, also has plans to develop Cuba’s first utility-scale project, a 50 MW solar installation. Cubasolar president Luis Bérriz Pérez explained that these partnerships are strategic for “achieving sustainable development” based on renewable resources and energy efficiency.