[Cuba is vigorously developing mountain solar energy] Cuba's Granma newspaper reported on April 1 that the Cuban government allocated millions of dollars to install photovoltaic solar cells for about 320 communities and 8,000 independent families in the rugged Santiago region, and the implementation of the project is of great significance to tens of thousands of people living and working in the most remote areas of ancient China. Lila, investment director of the Cuban Santiago Power Company, said that the photovoltaic module installed in the home is 300 watts, which can be used at the same time for 32-inch TVS and 5 LED lights, although it cannot meet the entire electricity demand of the family, but it can provide lighting at night, and users can enjoy the service by paying 10 pesos per month. He stressed that there are about 1,963 houses in the area with solar panels, and 40 percent of the equipment is faulty, mainly due to battery failure. At present, 420 solar photovoltaic panel modules and batteries worth $6 million from China are being shipped to Cuba and can be replaced immediately upon arrival. The power company is also working on a joint project with the University of Santo Spiritus, with plans to install 2.2-kilowatt modules, including batteries, accumulators and inverters, with an expected service life of 25 years, which will allow the connection of TVS, refrigerators, washing machines and kitchens, with each module priced between $1,900 and $2,400 in the international market, but will still maintain a price of 10 pesos per month.
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