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Cuba: Solar Water Heating Could Reduce Pressure on Power Grid

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 22, 2016
CubasolarLuis Hilario Bérriz Pérez, President of the Cuban Society for the Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (CUBASOLAR) has recently pointed out that 89 % of the island’s population had access to hot water, 80 % of them by using electric heaters mainly during peak hours, as Cuban radio Rebelde has cited the renewables expert. Hence, Bérriz Pérez wants to start using existing technology – namely solar water heaters produced in Cuba – on a major scale in order to take some pressure off the Cuban electricity grid. The figure shows the model of a solar water heater made in Cuba; it was taken from a guideline published by Bérriz Pérez in 2008.

Cuba: 15 Years GERA Solar Thermal R&D and Testing

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 14, 2012

The Cuban Applied Renewable Energy Group, GERA, can look back at 15 years of successful research and development projects. Together with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Orient University of Santiago de Cuba, GERA has formed a team of specialists from several disciplines, including renewable energy specialists, physicists, mechanical and automation engineers, computer specialists, and architects. The group has been running a solar laboratory and a student exchange programmes with European Universities. The photo shows Jorge Luis Bonzon Henriques, Director of GERA, with one of the solar dishes for solar cooling systems designed by the GERA team.
Photo: Gera

China: Linuo celebrates 10-year anniversary

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 12, 2011

 Klaus Taafel (right), Chairman of the Board at Linuo Paradigma, cut the anniversary cake together with two of the company's production workers who have birthday on the same day as Linuo.” At the beginning of July, Shandong Linuo Paradigma Co. Ltd celebrated ten “golden years” of a successful Chinese-German partnership between the Chinese corporation and the German Ritter Group. Klaus Taafel (right), Chairman of the Board at Linuo Paradigma, cut the anniversary cake together with two of the company's production workers who have birthday on the same day as Linuo.
Photo: Linuo Paradigma

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