Hive Energy was proud to support the Cuban government’s clean energy agenda through the development of Mariel Solar. Mariel Solar is a 62MW solar park that covers an area of 118 hectares and provides access to clean energy for one of Cuba´s newest industrial hubs, Zona Especial de Desarrollo de Mariel. ZED Mariel industrial hub is a key component of the government´s development agenda, and the provision of clean energy is crucial to the country´s needs, while displacing the current diesel-powered generation.
The project re-purposed abandoned agricultural land to replace diesel-based generation. Since the Cuban government scaled back sugar production in the 90´s, many areas of the country were left without economic activity. Repurposing these lands contributes to the industrial development of the country, providing clean energy.