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May 2020

The Beirut River Solar Snake (BRSS) project is the first grid-connected medium voltage (MV) solar photovoltaic (PV) system in the history of Lebanon.

The dream of having a solar PV system on the top of the Beirut River bed emerged at the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) back in 2012 based on a clear concept: if the Lebanese Government, represented by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW), is encouraging the private sector to build renewable energy projects, then it should lead by example. At that time, it was essential for the MEW to send a clear and strong signal that Lebanon is committed to reach its 2020 objectives set at the 2009 Copenhagen Summit (Conference of Parties [COP] 15). Download report to know more.

* It is worth-noting that the BRSS is a winning project in the 2st edition of the "Energy Awareness Awards" (EAA 2016) - Public Energy Action Category, organized by IPTEC and UNDP. Read more