Wind Power Increase on Cuba
CUBA – The Gibara II wind farm in Cuba has connected up four of its six
The wind farm has six wind Chinese designed Goldwind S-50 turbines, each
of which can produce 750 kilowatts.
Cuba is looking to capitalise on a potential wind power of 2000MW to
offset the import of 2,220 tonnes of petroleum into the country
according to a report on Reve. The current installed capacity is just 7.2MW.
Gibara II wind farm is situated near the lighthouse at Punta Rosa, 1.5
mile from the city of Gibara, Holguin province, 350 miles east of Havana.
Cuba has three wind farms – the largest one is Gibara I built in 2008
with 5.1MW of capacity. The other two wind farms are located in the Isle
of Youth, south-western Cuba, and in Turiguano in the central province
of Ciego de Avila.
According to a wind map that has been compiled by the Cuban authorities,
there are 32 suitable locations for the wind parks development on Cuba.