Nexans has installed a 600 kW rooftop solar PV array on the factory of its Lebanese subsidiary Liban Cables. The installation if the first project completed under Lebanon’s Small Decentralized Renewable Energy Power Generation scheme.
The French cable manufacturer said the project was co-financed by its local unit and the World Bank Group-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Program.
The 1,900 PV panels installed at Liban Cables, which are replacing one of its six diesel electric generators, will cover around 8% of the electricity needs of the facility, the company added.
The DREG program is being financed by the GEF and is managed by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) of the Government of Lebanon in coordination with the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC). The implementation of the program is being conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The programme provides co-financing for the selected projects in the form of a grant, an enforced supportive policy and regulatory environment for attracting investments, and monitoring and quality control for renewable energy-based decentralized power generation.