The event was held at the Pabexpo exhibition center, and brought together national and foreign experts, businessmen, national industry and universities to discuss renewable energy sources and their future prospects in Cuba.
Some of the event’s objectives were the promotion of foreign investment in Cuba with an emphasis on solar energy and biomass, as well as promoting their efficient use in local development, as well as in the industrial, service and residential sectors. Also, supporting innovation projects in execution and the promotion of the scientific-technical services of universities and research centers.
Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes said at the opening day that one of the priorities of the Cuban government is to guarantee sufficient access to renewable energy sources until it reaches 100 percent.
This will come in different forms, electric vehicles and technology for energy accumulation included, but this goal requires the articulation of all the actors together with the national industry.
According to the minister of Energy and Mines, Livan Arronte, the development of renewable energy sources is an essential element to maintain Cuba’s sovereignty.
The 1st edition of the Renewable Energy Fair was held in 2018 in order to promote the development of clean sources in Cuba and was scheduled to be held every two years, but the Covid-19 pandemic interrupted this.