Through "The Solarization of Granma Province" project, the Cuban Government hopes to make the province of 836,000 100% renewably powered. And the "solarization" will serve as a model that the rest of the country can follow. Granma has already laid the foundation for its energy apotheosis: In 2013, renewables supplied 37 percent of all the energy consumed in Granma province, and the province currently has 3,664 renewable energy systems in operation.
Granma is an especially apt site for renewable energy because it has plenty of sunlight and windmills and many small rivers. While some of the renewable energy projects in Granma will be funded by the Cuban government, the province is also looking for $9 billion in foreign investment for more than 200 projects.