From March 2 to 9, engineer Andrés Casas Gómez, a specialist from the Spanish Edibon Company, manufacturer of the equipment (simulators) for renewable energy generation at the Center for the Study of Energy Efficiency and Technological Processes (CEEPROT, by its acronym in Spanish), stayed at the University of Las Tunas.
Las Tunas, Cuba.- According to the director of CEEPROT, Master of Science Daniel Rodríguez Peña, "the purpose of his presence in the institution was to put all the equipment to work and solve technical problems that arose, and train the staff on how to use them."
Casas Gómez told the university press: "They are basic study equipment, easy to understand for professors and students, and at the same time, they contemplate the parameters that are required to be known to carry out a full-scale sizing of all forms of renewable energy: hydro, wind, photovoltaic, biomass and biogas. In this way, the operation of these types of energy can be understood, which is very positive, because it allows the visualization in the practice of what has been learned in theory."
"There are seven pieces of equipment in total. We have a Francis hydraulic turbine simulator with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) which has an automatic control system, solar heater simulators, wind energy simulators, biogas, photovoltaic panel, and real wind turbine, all automated and controlled by computers. They are being provisionally set up in three laboratories until the Renewable Energy Development and Training Center, which is already under construction at the university, is completed," he added.
Having this equipment at the institution constitutes one of the most significant results of the Renert International Project, with the Principality of Monaco, approved in May 2018.