Ensuring clean, sustainable, modern and affordable energy for the urban area of Kahale, Lebanon
Funded by: Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (AICS)
Target countries: Lebanon
Partners: VIDES; COMI (Cooperazione per il Mondo in via di Sviluppo) (Italy); ISF-MI Ingegneria Senza Frontiere (Italy); EWS Earth Wind and Sun S.r.l. (Italy); Don Bosco Cultural Center Beirut (Lebanon).
Lebanon has experienced serious problems in the electricity sector for years. During blackout periods, the population is forced to rely on the use of purchased generators or connect to private generators, with high costs (double bills), and high levels of air and noise pollution. Kahale, a town located about 13 km from Beirut, suffers particularly from electricity cuts. The project aims to contribute to the development of alternative energies in response to the needs of the Lebanese urban population in the electricity sector in line with government programming.
Its specific objective is the creation and maintenance of a system of electricity production (photovoltaic) for the sustainable and equitable development of the urban area of Kahale and its surroundings. The project is replicable in other areas of Lebanon and contributes to sustainable environmental development through the use of renewable energy (-CO2) and to the better quality of life of citizens. An additional focus is on job creation in the renewable energy sector, through training.
Further information available in the project official page.