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March 1, 2019

The Small Decentralized Renewable Energy Power Generation (DREG) Project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project is nationally executed by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) in coordination with the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC). The project’s objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the removal of barriers to widespread application of decentralized renewable energy power generation. The 2017 Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Status Report for Lebanon, developed and published in its third edition in 2018, highlights the status and the growth of the solar PV market by presenting and analyzing all its available data. Solar cells, also called photovoltaic (PV) cells, convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage), which is called the PV effect. This report is based on data collected from participating Lebanese solar PV companies with installed and operational systems all over Lebanon until the end of 2017. The analyzed data enables the understanding of the solar PV market growth in Lebanon over time through various indicators such as installed capacity, energy generation, number and type of projects, amount of investments, monetary and environmental savings, and geographical location. The Solar PV Status Report for Lebanon has become a yearly collaborative publication reporting on the market’s growth for the previous year. This in turn will enable decision makers and stakeholders to align their efforts to continue supporting the market and sustaining its healthy growth. Read more