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Cuba furthers renewable energy uses for domestic market

Cuba furthers renewable energy uses for domestic market

Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba promotes the use of renewable energies for the residential sector of photovoltaic solar systems for its CUP commercialization, as announced by the state-run company Copextel.
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These systems use solar panels and inverters that help convert available solar energy into electricity for consumption at homes, businesses and industries, generating significant savings for the electricity bill, the Ecosol Power Division Manager Rolando Gómez told Cubadebate.

The devices allow users to cogenerate electricity or inject energy in parallel, either for self-consumption or for dispatch to the National Electric Power System, Gómez added.

Copextel company will be responsible for commercializing photovoltaic solar systems to the residential sector from November 4, thus injecting 1 kilowatt power to the electrical grid.

According to Copextel, installing photovoltaic solar systems requires essential conditions such as a ceiling surface (roof) or a 12,5 sqm concrete floor.

Customers will be able (from Thursday) to go to the Electric Company to contract the connection to the National Electroenergetic System only in Havana in the first stage.

Payment can be made in cash, electronically, or request a loan at a bank for the amount of CUP 55,000 (approximately $2,300).

This is the first time such systems are marketed to the Cuban people in CUP.


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