Cuba Promotes Wind Energy Studies

Cuba Promotes Wind Energy Studies Havana, Aug 4. – In the latter half of 2011, Cuban experts will promote research on how to better use wind as a renewable energy source and reduce damage to the environment, a local television news program reported. According to reports, the research is focused on determining the most feasible site for building a new wind park, preferably in the countryâ�Ös northeastern zone, which has the best wind currents.

Equipment has been installed around the island to determine wind speed, altitude, and average temperatures, the source stated.

In the last three and a half years, two wind parks in Gibara, in the northeastern province of Holguin, delivered about 30,000 megawatts to the national electricity system, the note stated.

That production saved Cuba more than 5,800 tons of oil and avoided the emission into the atmosphere of 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide.