Using the sun's
• Pinar del Rio solar farm set
to be integrated into the
National Electric System (SEN)
Suárez Rivas | firstname.lastname@example.org
PINAR DEL RÍO.— The panels set to provide the
first megawatts (MW) from the solar farm which has
been under construction for the past few months in
Vueltabajo are already installed and in the final
preparation phase before their integration into the
Cuban National Electric System (SEN).
According to scientist, Efren Marcos Espinosa,
investment specialist at the Pinar del Rio electric
company, a total of about 4,000 photovoltaic modules
have been installed, manufactured in the own
province, with a peak output of 250 Watts (Wp) each.
The official noted that the farm is located in an
area known as Cayo Cana, in the municipality of
Pinar del Río, where work is continuing in order to
reach three MW at a later stage.
He added that the foundations required to reach
that figure are virtually complete and that a great
deal of the metal structures responsible for
supporting the panels that will complete the farm
have also been installed.
He highlighted that the new facility is the first
step in the province aimed at diversifying energy
sources, in order to reduce dependence on fossil
In this regard, he stressed that the electricity
generated through solar energy produced by the 4,000
already installed panels will allow for savings of
over 300 tons of fuel per year and avoid the
emission of large quantities of carbon dioxide and
other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Given this reality, he noted that the company is
currently working on engineering and geological
studies aimed at identifying other areas suitable
for the construction of further solar farms in