Cuba launches $15 million grid-connected solar pv project


A new 10MW solar pv project has been initiated in Cuba with the aim to reduce the use of fossil fuels in energy generation.

The $15 million solar pv project is funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the International Renewable Energy Agency.

The project will help Cuba to expand its portfolio of renewable energy resources and will deliver energy equivalent to power 7,000 homes.

The system will avoid the emission of 12,700 metric tonnes of carbon per annum.

Cuba has set a target to generate 24% of its energy from renewables by 2030.

Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, said: “ADFD is proud to have partnered with the Cuban government and IRENA in completing this crucial 10 MW solar PV project. We are confident that the impact from this renewable energy venture will ensure widespread economic, environmental and social benefits to the Cuban people.”

“The Fund’s interest in the renewable energy sector reflects its dedication to supporting international efforts to achieve the outlined energy priorities of developing countries and the UN’s SDGs, as well as contribute in meeting global climate targets.”