The Grupo de Energías Renovables Aplicadas (Applied Renewable Energy Group or GERA), University of the East, was founded in 1997 under the direction of Professor of Physics Jorge Bonzon in Cuba. He has been working on the issue of renewable energy applications for considerable time and has earned several awards in the field. Their work includes the dissemination and promotion of renewable energy as a way to sustainable development and independence from fossil fuels and to encourage the younger generation to develop an environmental conscience.
News and recent developments
- August 2011: Two models of solar cookers demonstrated at the amusement Park 26 de Julio in Santiago de Cuba. This is only a part of the a project to introduce to the people to the use and practical advantages of solar cooking. This is the beginning of a big project, where we will introduce the solar cooker in many places of our city, like beaches, camping, work center, rural communities and schools. The mirror is of EverBrite, a special reflecting material. The cooker body is strong and compact and can be left in outside the home in all weather conditions. Read more at: Applied Renewable Energy Group, Cuba: Summer 2011
- August 2010: a recent workshop demonstrated a solar box cooker.
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