The municipality of Ardeh inaugurated on Friday 21st October its new solar photovoltaic street lights system.
6 main areas around the towns of Ardeh, HarfArdeh, Beit Awkar and Beit Obeid have since Friday a new efficient and greener public lighting system. This new infrastructure, funded by the European Union, was inaugurated by Cyril Dewaleyne as representative of the European Union Delegation in Lebanon. The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) was represented by Mr. Ziad El Zein and was accompanied by the Ministry of Interior delegate, Roxana Moukarzel. The mayors of the four municipalities participating in the SUDEP South Project in Lebanon (Ardeh, Baakline,Halba and Koura) were as well present at the inauguration ceremony and took the opportunity to exchange best practices with experts, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
[...] Energy gap is a crucial issue for Lebanon, with an excessive demand in comparison with a very limited capacity of energy production. This gap reaches a peak difference of 800 MW between the production and the demand, and can only be reduced by using new energy efficiency systems and renewable energies such as solar energy for electricity and for heating water.
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