Monday, September 6, 2010

Wind energy in Cuba

REVE
http://www.evwind.com/
07 de septiembre de 2010

Gibara Wind Farm I, Holguin Cuba

The fourth Cuban wind farm and second located in the municipality of Gibara, north of Holguín province, with Goldwind's wind turbines, entered a phase of adjustments to its implementation.

Jose Piferrer, director of the Basic Unit Economic Wind Generation, said the new wind power plant will bring to full capacity the National Electrical up to 4.5 megawatt wind turbines and about 10 GWh per year.

The wind farm, called Gibara two, is located in Punta Rosa, four kilometers from the city of Gibara, and consists of six wind turbines with a capacity of 750 kilowatts each.

He said that the blades of 25 meters in length, culminating in flapper that allow them to turn from four air velocity meter or stop when the wind exceeds 25 meters per second.

On this last point, said the most out of the wind turbines Goldwind Chinese technology direct drive is achieved with sustained winds of 11 meters per second.

The investment was initiated in 2009, said the architect Pedro Dorta, head of the work and had as main executors brigades of the construction company 19 Ministry of Construction in Holguin.

He added that various tasks involved in other bodies of the ministries of construction and basic industry, with only 80 builders to work at peak times.

In the wind power project, he added, need to increase the level of the platforms for anchoring the towers, about 80 tons total weight, to avoid being hit by sea penetrations, as happened with Hurricane Ike on the wind farm Gibara I.

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