A year after a sudden explosion in Beirut killed more than 200 people, destroying solar installations in the port and sending the country into a complete downfall, a question emerges: Can Lebanon use this experience to set its economy on a new sustainable pathway, supported by a viable energy sector? Solar energy offers some lessons.
Lebanon had around 90 MW of PV installed by the end of 2020 – just short of its 100 MW target. New annual installations amounted to about 14 MW last year, the bulk of which was net-metered rooftop systems.
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