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Three wind farms in Lebanon’s Akkar region get licensed

The Council of Ministers approved three permits for private companies to operate wind turbines for electricity. The permits will be operated by Hawa Akkar, Sustainable Akkar, and Lebanon Wind Power. They will be used for the production of 200 megawatts (MW) of wind power, according to Pierre Khoury, Chairman of…

Installed solar power in Lebanon is set to double this year

Around 9.45 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems were installed by the end of last year, according to the first Solar PV Status Report for Lebanon 2015. The study was conducted by the Small Decentralized Renewable Energy Power Generation (DREG) project. Jil Amine, Project Manager of DREG, said: “Last…

No light at end of tunnel for Lebanon’s power crisis

Four decades ago, Lebanon used to export power to its larger neighbor Syria. Now it barely generates enough electricity to keep street lamps on at night. The situation is so bad that even people fleeing the conflict in Syria have been heard to complain. Outages have plagued Lebanon since its…

Solar power to light Lebanon’s second city Tripoli

The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Tripoli and the North will launch a project to light Tripoli’s streets and the neighboring areas with solar power. Toufic Dabbousi, Chairman of the Chamber, said: “We will fund the project with a soft loan through the National Energy Efficiency and Renewable…